Pacific Northwest Pest Management Workgroup: Leveraging Partnerships Across Large Geographic Regions
Faced with promoting integrated pest management (IPM) and coordinating scarce resources over an area of 1.04 million square miles, Pacific Northwest states chose to form a geographically based workgroup rather than the traditional discipline-based or single crop-based workgroup. By sharing resources, we have maximized expertise and minimized duplication of effort. Over a 6-year period, workgroup outcomes indicate that in similar circumstances this option can produce a strong and productive coalition serving Extension clientele.
Hirnyck, R. E., & Daniels, C. H. (2009). Pacific Northwest Pest Management Workgroup: Leveraging Partnerships Across Large Geographic Regions. The Journal of Extension, 47(5), Article 35. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol47/iss5/35