ERIC Number: EJ1118179
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Use of an Integrated Pest Management Assessment Administered through Turningpoint as an Educational, Needs Assessment, and Evaluation Tool
Stahl, Lizabeth A. B.; Behnken, Lisa M.; Breitenbach, Fritz R.; Miller, Ryan P.; Nicolai, David; Gunsolus, Jeffrey L.
Journal of Extension, v54 n5 Article 5FEA4 Oct 2016
University of Minnesota educators use an integrated pest management (IPM) survey conducted during private pesticide applicator training as an educational, needs assessment, and evaluation tool. By incorporating the IPM Assessment, as the survey is called, into a widely attended program and using TurningPoint audience response devices, Extension educators can gather information from a significant number of farmers in a timely and efficient manner. Interspersing TurningPoint questions throughout presentations also increases audience engagement and overall quality of the training. For example, weed management programming efforts around herbicide-resistance management have been significantly influenced and enhanced by results of the IPM Assessment.
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Poisoning, Extension Education, Audience Response Systems, Gardening, Trend Analysis, Time Perspective, Geographic Location, Barriers, Evaluation Methods, Agricultural Occupations, Progress Monitoring, College Programs, Farm Management
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
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