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An Interactive Internet Site for Rapid Delivery of Regional Pest Alerts

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Pp. 683-688 in Proceedings of the World Congress of Computers in Agriculture and Natural Resources (13-15, March 2002, Iguacu Falls, Brazil)  701P0301.(doi:10.13031/2013.8398)
Authors:   Clinton C. Shock, Jerry D. Neufeld, Ben C. Simko, Cedric A. Shock, Brad Geary, Steve Reddy, Lynn Jensen, and Eric Ellis
Keywords:   information delivery, decision support, risk management, IPM

It is difficult to rapidly deliver pest outbreak information over a geographic region. Knowledge of current pest conditions is widely scattered among growers and crop professionals. An interactive internet based site was developed to try to deliver timely crop pest information over highly diverse irrigated valleys in south eastern Oregon and south western Idaho within a 100 km radius of Ontario, Oregon. The "Treasure Valley Pest Alert Network" is designed to receive information from any grower or other subscriber by e-mail, fax, or phone. The submissions are checked by University of Idaho or Oregon State University extension agents who post the submissions on the web page at An e-mail notice is automatically sent to all subscribers who are interested in the affected crop. The e-mail identifies the crop and pest and where to obtain the alert. Alerts are automatically linked to the appropriate web based pest identification, life cycle, IPM, and control information.

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