No. 4 Article 1/April 15, 2005

Gather Information from Multiple Sources

In the electronically connected world of the 21st century, the practice of gathering almost any kind of information from multiple sources has become commonplace. In the world of agriculture, this is a very good thing. For agricultural professionals in the north-central states, the number of sites that offer current information and crop and weather conditions, as well as future projections, is almost countless. And in the pest management arena, if you bookmark the Web sites that interest you, you can observe the development of pest situations in time and space.

Within the Bulletin Web site, we provide easy links to weekly newsletters published in 11 other north-central states, from Kentucky to North Dakota, and from Nebraska to Ohio. On the home page, click on the tab labeled "Resources" to gain quick access to other states' newsletters. Entomologists, plant pathologists, weed scientists, and crop production specialists publish myriad articles that might interest you throughout the season. Many of us offer different perspectives about the same issues. So we encourage you to check out what others around the Midwest are writing as the season begins and as crop development progresses. When we read something of particular note, we will direct you to specific articles in other states' newsletters. Otherwise, we invite you to browse so that you have as much information as you need to help you make informed crop and pest management decisions.--Kevin Steffey

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