Mair Murray

Biology Dept

Integrated Pest Management Specialist


Marion (Mair) Murray

Contact Information

Office Location: USU Campus, Logan
Phone: (435) 797-0776
Email: mair.murray@usu.edu
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Educational Background

MS, Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, 1992

Awards

Communication Award - Book, National Finalist (one of 3), 2021

National Association of County Agricultural Agents

Communication Award - Newsletter, National Finalist (one of 3), 2021

National Association of County Agricultural Agents

Distinguished Service Award, 2016

Utah Community Forest Council and Utah Chapter of ISA

Innovative Program Award, 2012

USU Specialists Association

Early Career Award, 2011

Epsilon Sigma Phi IOTA Chapter

Extension New Specialst Award, 2010

USU Exension Specialists Association

WEDA Honorable Mention Utah Pests Program, 2009

Vice President's Award of Excellence - Team Award, 2007


Publications | Books

  • D'Souza, N., Murray, M., Spears, L., (2021). Invasive species handbook: a resource for educators. *
  • Murray, M., (2021). Intermountain Tree Fruit Production Guide. USU Extension *
  • Wagner, K.M, Olsen, S.H, Drost, D.T, Alston, D.G, Murray, M., Hunter, B., (2014). A guide to common organic gardening questions. USU Extension

    Publications | Book Chapters

  • Murray, M., (2014). Birds and Bats for Alternative Pest Management: A Guide to Common Organic Gardening Questions.
  • Murray, M., (2014). Organic Fruit Pest Control: A Guide to Organic Gardening Questions.

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Fact Sheets

  • Murray, M., (2021). Corn Smut. USU Extension Fact Sheet PLP-027-21
  • Murray, M., (2021). Powdery Mildew of Utah Vegetables. USU Extension
  • Murray, M., (2021). Sycamore Scale. USU Extension
  • Murray, M., (2021). Fire Blight in Utah: An Annual Management Plan. USU Extension
  • Murray, M., Alston, D.G, (2019). Peach Twig Borer Mating Disruption.
  • Murray, M., Alston, D.G, (2019). Peach Twig Borer in Utah Orchards (update). *
  • Spears, L., Alston, D.G, Murray, M., (2018). Brown marmorated stink bug management for fruits and vegetables in Utah. Utah State University Extension and Utah Plant Pest Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Alston, D.G, Murray, M., Barnhill, J.V, (2015). Walnut Husk Fly [Rhagoletis completa (Cresson)]. Utah State University Extension
  • Beddes, T., Murray, M., Caron, M.S, (2013). Flatheaded Borers: Pacific Flatheaded Borer and Flatheaded Appletree Borer.
  • Alston, D.G, Murray, M., Reding, M.E, (2011). San Jose scale. Utah State University Extension and Utah Plant Pest Diagnostic Laboratory *
  • Nischwitz, C., Murray, M., (2011). Thousand Cankers Disease of Walnut (Geosmithia morbida). USU Extension
  • Murray, M., Alston, D.G, (2011). The backyard orchardist - fruit pests: apple. Utah State University Extension and Utah Plant Pest Diagnostic Laboratory *
  • Murray, M., Alston, D.G, (2011). The backyard orchardist - fruit pests: peach and nectarine. Utah State University Extension and Utah Plant Pest Diagnostic Laboratory *
  • Murray, M., Alston, D.G, (2011). The backyard orchardist - fruit pests: plum. Utah State University Extension and Utah Plant Pest Diagnostic Laboratory *

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Curriculum

  • Black, B.L, Roper, T.R, Heflebower, R.F, Pace, M., Worwood, D.R, Murray, M., (2011). Growing Fruit Trees: Utah State University Master Gardener Manual. USU Extension *

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

  • Johnson, P.G, Van Dyke, A., Hodgson, E., Murray, M., Kopp, K., Interest, Incentives, and Education Towards Organic Golf Course Management: A Study of Utah Golf Course Superintendents.. Applied Turfgrass Science, doi: 10.1094/ATS-2012-0320-01-TT

Professional Journal

  • Looney, C., Murray, M., Collections of Epiblema rudei Powell, 1975 (Tortricidae) in Utah. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society
  • Murray, M., Thousand Cankers Disease is Widespread on Black Walnut in the Western U.S. Plant Management Network

Public or Trade Journal

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | MultiMedia

    PowerPoint

      Video

        Web

          Other Media

            An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

            Publications | Technical Reports

            Research Reports

            • Murray, M., (2009). Analysis of Codling Moth Mating Disruption Dispensers in a High-Elevation Northern Utah Apple Orchard. Final Report to the Utah State Horticultural Association and Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (USDA Specialty Crop. *
            • Murray, M., (2008). Codling Moth Monitoring in Mating Disrupted Apple Orchards: Development of Trap Thresholds and Prediction of Fruit Injury.. Final Report to the Utah State Horticultural Association and Utah Department of Agriculture and Food *

            An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

            Publications | Other

            Bulletins

            Newsletter

            Other

            • Murray, M., (2021). Squash Bug IPM. USU Extension Infographic *
            • Murray, M., (2021). The Backyard Garden: Leafy Greens Pests. USU Extension Fact Sheet IPM-024-21 *
            • Murray, M., (2021). The Backyard Garden: Tomato Pests. USU Extension Fact Sheet IPM-023-21 *
            • Murray, M., (2021). Vegetable Diseases of Utah. USU Extension Infographic *
            • Murray, M., (2021). What Is Biochar and How Is It Used?. USU Extension Fact Sheet IPM-025-21 *
            • Murray, M., Alston, D.G, (2020). Codling Moth in Utah Orchards (update). Utah State University Extension Fact Sheet *
            • Murray, M., Alston, D.G, (2020). Codling Moth Mating Disruption (update). Utah State University Extension Fact Sheet *
            • Murray, M., (2009). Raspbery horntail (Hartigia cressonii). *
            • Murray, M., (2009). Community-Wide Grasshopper Control. USU Extension Fact Sheet *
            • Murray, M., (2008). Soft Scales in Utah Landscapes. Extension Fact Sheet *

            An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

            Extension

            Facilitate Professional Development in IPM for Agricultural Professionals, 2021 - 2036
            Conduct Field Trials/Demonstrations, 2009 - 2036
            Civil Rights-General Plan, 2007 - 2036
            Deliver Timely Pest Management Information, 2007 - 2036
            Increase the Use of IPM in Utah Through Outreach, 2007 - 2036
            Extension Turfgrass Education, 2001 - 2035
            Work as Team Member of Utah Pests Group, 2007 - 2020
            Administer IPM/Sustainable Agriculture Mini-Grant Program, 2007 - 2016
            Master Gardener, 2011 - 2014
            Entomology and Integrated Pest Management, 2010 - 2013