Resource Pointer #386 (Integrated Pest Management)
For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Online Information Service for Non-chemical Pest Management in the Tropics (OISAT Info), 2005* Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Germany. A practical online guide for trainers, extension workers and farmers on how to minimize pest damage in a safe, effective, and ecologically sound way. Structured around the crop season of major crops, the guide indicates key pests for each growth stage and plant part, and contains detailed information, illustrations, photographs, and a glossary of technical terms. Contact PAN Germany, Nernstweg 32, D – 22765 Hamburg; phone +49 (0)40 399 19 10-0; fax +49 (0)40 390 75 20; email firstname.lastname@example.org; website http://www.pan-germany.org/.
*Our World – Our Water, Website*http://www.ourwaterourworld.org/. Offers assorted fact sheets on specific pests and how to manage them without hazardous pesticides. Presents information on alternatives to pesticides and where to buy them. Also includes an “Ask the Expert” feature that enables visitors to ask specific questions and receive a personal reply. Contact Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program, P.O. Box 4186, San Rafael, CA 94913-4186; phone (415) 499-6528, fax (415) 499-7221; email Mcstoppp@co.marin.ca.us.
*IPM Farmer Field Schools: A synthesis of 25 impact evaluations, 2004* Herk van den Berg. This report presents a review of twenty-five studies on the impacts of IPM Farmer Field School, a form of education developed to help farmers customize Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The report includes a general discussion of the methodological aspects of impact assessment and provides a summary and discussion of the results of the twenty-five data sources provided by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other agencies and organizations. 53 pages. Available as a free download at: http://www.fao.org/documents/show_cdr.asp?url_file=/DOCREP/006/AD487E/AD487E00.HTM. Contact Agriculture Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); website http://www.fao.org/ag/.
*The IPM Practioner: 2004 Directory of Least-Toxic Pest Control Products* Bio-Integral Resource Center (BIRC).Focuses on management alternatives for pests such as insects, mites, ticks, vertebrates, weeds and plant pathogens. Also discusses plant disease management, vertebrate management and weed management. Includes address references to related producers and suppliers. 51 pages. $15.00. Contact BIRC, P.O. Box 7414, Berkeley, CA 94707; phone (510) 524- 2567; fax (510) 524-1758; email email@example.com; website http://www.birc.org.
*Least-Toxic Pest Management Publications Catalogue, Winter 2004* The Bio-Integral Resource Center. Lists resources about pest management available for purchase. Includes facts on BIRC and information about membership and publications. Prices for publications and shipping costs are listed. Available online at: http://www.birc.org/pubrep.htm. Contact The Bio-Integral Resource Center, The Integrated Pest Management Specialists, P.O. Box 7414, Berkeley, CA 94707; phone (510) 524- 2567; fax (510) 524-1758; email firstname.lastname@example.org; website http://www.birc.org.
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