Conservation DistList Archives [Date] [Subject] [Author] [SEARCH]

Subject: Integrated pest management

Integrated pest management

From: Jack C. Thompson <jct>
Date: Sunday, February 20, 1994
The following posting showed up recently on one of the lists to which I
subscribe and I thought it might be of general interest.

    Date: 28 Jan 94
    Sender: Agriculture Discussion <AGRIC-L [at] uga__cc__uga__edu>
    From: Allan Deutsch <deutscha [at] bcc__orst__edu>

    New Electronic Source For IPM Information
    IPMnet is up--and at least jogging, if not sprinting.

    The importance of making environmentally friendly pest management
    information more widely available, coupled with the nearly
    instantaneous, round-the-clock access of the Internet, has produced
    IPMnet, the Global IPM Information Service, offering integrated pest
    management (IPM) support on-line 24 hours/day.

    IPMnet is designed to provide researchers, technical specialists,
    and producers--as well as others who may be interested--a free
    source of current international IPM information. It is also
    structured to create a world-wide forum for developing and fostering

    IPMnet, a joint effort of the Consortium for International Crop
    Protection (CICP) and the National Biological Impact Assessment
    Program (NBIAP, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture), was created
    in late 1993 to assemble and disseminate global information that
    will support IPM research, teaching, technology implementation, and
    policy development. The IPMnet electronic bulletin board contains a
    newsletter, information exchange forum, technical reports, and

    IPMnet is intended to provide institutions and individuals with
    access to a body of information that could be difficult and
    expensive to collect through other means. In addition to serving as
    an information resource, IPMnet also provides an effective channel
    for contacting others working on the same problems. It also can
    serve as a locator for finding specialized equipment or materials.
    There is also a forum to use for engaging colleagues around the
    world in discussion and debate related to IPM development and
    strengthening issues.

    There is NO subscription fee or cost to use IPMnet, other than that
    associated with using Internet. IPMnet sponsors want to provide
    information and services to as wide and varied a constituency as
    feasible. The only usage requirements are that first-time contacts
    complete a brief questionnaire indicating professional interests and
    expertise, and, secondly, that IPMnet users adopt a willingness to
    interact with others in the network. The professional profiles of
    those contacting the IPMnet will help build a database of
    IPM-knowledgeable individuals that can itself become a useful
    component of the network. (Hard copy Registration Questionnaires
    also can be requested from: CICP, Cornell University, NYAES, Geneva,
    NY 14456-0462, USA; voice: 315-787-2252 * fax: 315-787-2276).

    IPMnet's co-sponsors point out that the bulletin board concept of
    electronic information has great potential, but only if the
    community served participates. If IPMnet is to fulfill its
    envisioned role, national and international organizations and
    individuals need to actively take part in using and cooperatively
    supporting the service. That means sharing--as well as
    seeking--information, offering opinions, and providing guidance. Of
    course, any existing IPM-related databases that could be shared with
    the IPM community would be most welcome at IPMnet. The IPMnet
    Newsletter also is interested in running articles about IPM (with
    author credit).

    The IPMnet is accessed through the Internet by selecting/keying in
    the following (through a communication program/link):


    then, at the prompt, keyboard:


    From here on, a series of prompts guide users. For those without
    access to telnet, contact CICP at the address above to place your
    name on a list for receipt of a hard copy of the IPMnet Newsletter,
    if/when funds can be found to support printing and mailing.

    CICP and NBIAP invite broad participation in IPMnet and,
    importantly, comments and suggestion for its improvement. The goal
    is to collectively support and strengthen IPM and generate a
    positive force for global benefit.

    E-mail: <deutscha [at] bcc__orst__edu>
    IPMnet Newsletter, c/o Integrated Plant Protection Center
    Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-2915, USA
    Fax: 01-503-737-3080   Direct voice line: 01-503-737-6275

Jack C. Thompson

                  Conservation DistList Instance 7:61
                 Distributed: Sunday, February 20, 1994
                        Message Id: cdl-7-61-005
Received on Sunday, 20 February, 1994

[Search all CoOL documents]