Development and Assessment of an On-Line High Plains Integrated Pest Management Guide for a Regional Audience Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • © 2006 Entomological Society of America. Extension and Agricultural Experiment Station entomologists and plant pathologists from Montana State University, Colorado State University, University of Wyoming, and University of Nebraska (western districts) are working cooperatively to produce and disseminate high-quality pest management information that includes biological and comprehensive pest management options. This effort has produced The High Plains Integrated Pest Management Guide for Colorado-Western Nebraska-Wyoming-Montana (Guide). Conversion of the print edition, first published in 1998, to an online edition (High Plains IPM Guide 2005) eliminated printing and distribution expenses, incorporated pest illustrations, and made it possible to include a search engine. A users-group helped the Guide's developers quantify the benefits of a web-based approach to deliver IPM information to a regional audience. Through the users' group and a web analysis of use, factors affecting use and user satisfaction of the Guide's design are being used for future modifications.

author list (cited authors)

  • Lanier, W. T., Brewer, M. J., Peairs, F. B., Hein, G. L., Schwartz, H. F., Campbell, J. B., & Blodgett, S.

citation count

  • 1

publication date

  • January 2006