1998UC IPM on the World Wide Web
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.
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