A Training Program for Cooperative Extension Agents: Implementation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Virginia Public Schools
A School Integrated Pest Management (IPM) training program was provided to Extension agents in Virginia. The training was designed to teach agents how to promote IPM programs for structural pest control in schools. Training focused on promoting the concepts of IPM and reducing indoor pesticide use. Post-training evaluations indicated that agents had received sufficient information to promote IPM in their counties. Twelve of the agent participants hosted School IPM training within their local school district(s). These local programs have resulted in 9 districts adopting IPM and thus improving the environmental quality of for 23,813 school employees and 166,319 students.
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Miller, D. M. (2004). A Training Program for Cooperative Extension Agents: Implementation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Virginia Public Schools. The Journal of Extension, 42(5), Article 6. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol42/iss5/6