North Central IPM Center Coordinators
Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Nebraska, Wisconsin

Lynnae Jess
Michigan State University
Jess has been involved with the North Central Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center since 2002, previously co-directing the center with the University of Illinois. Jess will manage the North Central IPM Center working groups and critical issues grant programs, as well as administer the center’s signature programs. She will also represent the center and its interests to regulatory agencies.
Laura Iles
Iowa State University
Iles assists Jess in administering the center’s competitive grant programs. She will also coordinate the centers’ pest alert publications and coordinate responses to pesticide usage information to the EPA, and coordinate regional crop profiles and pest management strategic plans. In addition to co-directing the North Central IPM Center, Iles directs Iowa State University’s Plant & Insect Diagnostic Clinic (PIDC). 
Daren Mueller
Iowa State University
Mueller acts in an advisory role to the North Central IPM Center. Mueller is an associate professor and extension plant pathologist at Iowa State University. He is also the coordinator of the ISU Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program. Mueller’s main research interests involve understanding the biology and management of field crop diseases.
Jacqueline Pohl
Communications Specialist
Iowa State University
Pohl joined the North Central IPM Center in 2020. She manages the Center's communication and outreach efforts to promote IPM initiatives. Pohl communicates with regional project teams to create materials that increase visibility of their efforts and progress.


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