Cooperative
Extension
Service


University of Illinois
at
Urbana-Champaign


No. 13/June 20, 1997

WorldWide Web Addresses for IPM, Environmental, and Pesticide-Related Issues

In 1996, the Consumers Union, Yonkers, New York, published a lengthy report entitled Pest Management at the Crossroads authored by Charles M. Benbrook and others. The Consumers Union is a nonprofit membership organization chartered in 1936 "to provide consumers with information, education and counsel about goods, services, health, and personal finances; and to initiate and cooperate with individual and group efforts to maintain and enhance the quality of life for consumers." A review of this report provided some very interesting reading about a wide variety of issues affecting those of us working within the pest management arena.
Provided is a list of WorldWide Web addresses for several home pages that concentrate on topics related to IPM, environmental issues, and pesticides. These web addresses were gleaned from the report and represent only a small fraction of those presented by Charles Benbrook and his coauthors. For our readers who access the web site http://www.ag.uiuc.edu/cespubs/pest/ of this Bulletin, we thought you might like to visit these homepages.

Home page titles and WWW addresses

Interactive Identification of Adult Insects:
http://www.ento.vt.edu/Facilities/OnCampus/idlab/id/id-adg1.html

Biological Control Virtual Information Center:
http://ipmwww.ncsu.edu/biocontrol/biocontrol.html

Environmental Working Group, Water Quality:
http://www.ewg.org/pub/home/Water/Water.html

The Extension Toxicology Network, EXTOXNET:
http://ace.ace.orst.edu/info/extoxnet/

Pesticide Action Network North America, PANNA:
http://www.panna.org/panna/

The Pesticide Properties Database (PPD):
http://www.arsusda.gov/ppdb2.html

Environmental Working Group, Pesticides:
http://www.ewg.org/pub/home/pesticides/pesticides.html

Biocontrol and IPM, Related Patents:
http://www.inform.umd.edu:8080/EdRes/Topic/AgrEnv/AltFarm/Patents

Information Systems for Biotechnology:
http://www.nbiap.vt.edu/

National IPM Network National Server:
http://ipmwww.ncsu.edu/ipmproject/ipminfo.html

Mike Gray, Extension Entomologist, (217)333-6652