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1998UC IPM on the World Wide Web

UC IPM Web Site Reaches an Audience of 140,000 in 6 Months
Weed Photo Gallery on the Web
Chilling Hours Updated Daily from 90 Locations
Information available from the UC IPM Web Site

UC IPM Web Site Reaches an Audience of 140,000 in 6 Months

Over the past year, users of the UC IPM Web site accessed about 188,000 pages per month, double last year's numbers. Since March of this year, Pest Notes: Snails and Slugs is by far the most accessed page (18,580 accesses). Degree-days were calculated more than 15,000 times, and more than 10,000 periods of weather data were retrieved from the weather database. The cotton planting forecasts were accessed 8,267 times just during March and April.

During the 6-month period from March through August, more than 1,129,000 pages were accessed by 140,000 unique users as identified by their Internet addresses. Almost 58,000 unique pages were delivered for these users to read and apply to their own pest management and pesticide questions and problems.

Most accessed Pest Notes Most accessed crop guidelines
Snails and Slugs
Carpenter Ants
Poison Oak
Carpenter Bees
Spiders in the Home
Household Ants

Weed Photo Gallery on the Web

More than 110 weeds are included in our Weed Photo Gallery Web site. The gallery includes descriptions and photos of many of the weed species commonly found in California farms and landscapes. UC and USDA weed scientists helped UC IPM staff to build this outstanding resource.

Weeds are identified by common name, scientific name, and family names to make specific and similar weeds easier to find. Additional species will be added over time.

Weed management information is included in specific Pest Management Guidelines and under Pests of Home and Landscape, available both on the Web and from county UC Cooperative Extension offices.

Chilling Hours Updated Daily from 90 Locations

Chilling hour accumulations for CIMIS locations throughout California will be reported through the UC Fruit and Nut Research and Information Center WWW site beginning November 1. With the support of several commodity groups, CIMIS staff, and the Fruit and Nut Center, UC IPM staff programmer Andrew Corbett has built an automated system to update and present the values daily at http://fruitsandnuts.ucdavis.edu/weather/index.shtml.

Information available from the UC IPM Web Site

  • Pest Management Guidelines--illustrated information for controlling pests in more than 55 crops, from the UC Pest Management Guidelines publications
  • Pest Notes--management of home and landscape pests
  • Weed photo gallery-- descriptions and photos of more than 110 weed species
  • Degree-day calculator--computes degree-days for use with phenology models, linked to weather database
  • Weather database--archive of data from stations throughout California, including PestCast research stations used for disease modeling
  • Insects, mites, and plant phenology models--descriptions of degree-day models of more than 100 organisms
  • Crop disease models--descriptions of models of crop-specific diseases
  • Results of sponsored research projects, such as NEMABASE, California PestCast, cotton planting forecast
  • Pesticide Education Program--resources for clientele and projects
  • California pesticide use summaries
  • Catalog of publications, educational programs, software, etc.

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