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Marion Murray

Marion Murray

Integrated Pest Management for Specialty Crops

Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: LSB 308
IconPhone: 435-797-0776
IconEmail: marion.murray@usu.edu

Educational Background

MS, Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, 1995
BS, Environmental Science, Penn State University, 1993


Biography and Expertise

Since 2006, Marion has managed the Utah Extension Integrated Pest Management Program.  Her primary mission is to deliver high quality and relevant outreach and research in sustainable plant pest management for growing fruits, vegetables, and landscape ornamentals.  She oversees the Utah IPM Pest Advisory Service, which includes distribution of seasonal newsletters to over 13,000 subscribers, and develops online pest management tools through a collaboration with the Utah Climate Center.  Marion also manages the Utah IPM website, authors fact sheets and specialty crop production guides, and is passionate about helping producers profitably raise healthy crops.


  • Insect and disease pests of crops and ornamentals
  • Outreach in specialty crops and landscapes for commercial and residential
  • Pest advisories, weather-related models, pest management guides, online technology