Katie Murray is Oregon's new statewide IPM coordinator. Integrated Plant Protection Center Assistant Professor of Practice Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology 2034 Cordley Hall Oregon State University

Katie Murray is Oregon’s new statewide IPM coordinator. Courtesy Katie Murray

Katie Murray, of Oregon State University’s Integrated Plant Protection Center, has been appointed statewide integrated pest management coordinator for Oregon, according to a statement from OSU.

Murray, who leads IPM strategic planning for OSU’s IPPC and is an assistant professor of practice in the university’s Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, succeeds Paul Jepson, who served as statewide coordinator for 16 years.

According to OSU, Murray’s work addresses critical research and regulatory needs in partnership with industry stakeholders. She is also the northwest regional IPM network coordinator for the Western IPM Center, which responds to critical pest issues and regulatory requests for information.

OSU says Jepson will continue working in the College of Agricultural Sciences as well as focus on his international research and OSU’s Extension IPM program.