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Posted 09 April 2007. PMN Crop News.

Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education: Call for Concept Notes


Washington, D.C. (March 27, 2007) - The USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service has issued a Call for Concept Notes for new additions to the Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education (PIPE). The PIPE system originated out of the tracking and dissemination of information about soybean rust through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's website addressing the issue. Given its effectiveness as a coordinated, real-time national pest management framework, the PIPE will be expanded into other areas of pest management. The call for concept notes is an effort to gather information describing weed, insect, and disease pests that would be good candidates for tracking with the PIPE systems. In addition to crop/pest combinations, any predictive modeling tools may be candidates for testing on the PIPE. Additional information about the PIPE and on submitting concept notes is available online.

Dr. Kitty Cardwell