Welcome to the First 2000 Issue of the Bulletin

March 17, 2000
The growing season is upon us, probably much sooner than some of us expected. But it's here, and it's time to start putting into practice all of what we learned about pest management and crop production during the winter months. Those of us who write articles for the Bulletin are prepared to do all we can to keep you current, and maybe even ahead of the game, as the season unfolds. Throughout the season, we will keep you informed about insect, weed, and crop disease problems and how to manage them and about crop conditions around the state. In an effort to add a regional flavor to the Bulletin this year, we are adding reports from four different areas of the state: north, west-central, east-central, and south. These reports will be provided by Extension educators from those regions and will give some closer-to-home insights into pest problems and crop conditions.

As always, we look forward to receiving reports from any of you who spend time scouting fields, observing conditions, diagnosing problems, and talking with others. You are our eyes and ears around the state, and we greatly value your input. If you believe you have seen something that would be worthwhile for others to know, don't hesitate to contact us so that we can spread the word. I am certain the Extension educators would echo this sentiment, so let them know what you've been seeing.

On behalf of all authors who contribute to the Bulletin, I thank you for your continued support of our efforts, and I hope you have an excellent year. We look forward to working with you.--Kevin Steffey

Author: Kevin Steffey