The Western Regional Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center uses a new approach to provide effective and timely stakeholder input to USDA and EPA regarding pesticide use. The Western IPM Center has funded two positions, termed "Comment Coordinators," to gather regional information to address use questions that arise as pesticides undergo re-registration review. Through this process, growers and Extension agents also become aware of potential issues with their crop-protection tools. Providing a voice for stakeholders within regulatory agencies strengthens existing Extension efforts. The concept of a dedicated interface between stakeholders and regulators is valuable in situations where stakeholder input is desired.
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Thomas, J. M., & Daniels, C. H. (2008). Comment Coordinators: Connecting Stakeholders and Regulatory Agencies. The Journal of Extension, 46(1), Article 23. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol46/iss1/23