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

Steven C. Prochaska, Howard J. Siegrist, Gregory A. LaBarge, Steven D. Lichtensteiger


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

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