Crop Observation and Recommendation Network: An Electronic Mail Communications Network of Ohio Agricultural Extension Professionals

Volume 1
1999

Abstract

Journal of Pesticide Safety Education, 1999, Volume 1, Pages 15-19


Crop Observation and Recommendation Network: An Electronic Mail Communications Network of Ohio Agricultural Extension Professionals

Steven C. Prochaska, Assistant Professor, Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Ohio State University Extension, Crawford County, 117 East Mansfield Street. Bucyrus, OH 44820, Prochaska.1@osu.edu

Howard J. Siegrist. Assistant Professor, Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Ohio State University Extension, Licking County, 771 East Main Street, Suite 103, Newark, OH 43055-6974, Siegrist.1@osu.edu

Gregory A. LaBarge, Assistant Professor, Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources, State University Extension, Fulton County, 135 Court House Plaza, Wauseon, OH 43567-1300, Labarge.1@osu.edu

Steven D. Lichtensteiger, Extension Associate, Ohio State University Extension, Northwest District, 952 Lima Avenue, Box C, Findlay, OH 45840, Lichtensteiger.3@osu.edu

The Crop Observation and Recommendation Network (CORN) utilizes the electronic communications ability of The Ohio State University to link agricultural extension professionals across Ohio for the purpose of identifying current crop pest problems and disseminating appropriate pest control information. CORN is an example of pesticide applicator education concepts in practice. Over 3.8 million dollars in pesticide cost reduction by Ohio agricultural producers was attributed to CORN in 1996.

KEYWORDS: crop, observation, network, extension, pesticide, education, Ohio, agriculture