Integrated Crop Management has taken the next step in information delivery and jumped into electronic communications. Now you can find the current newsletter, complete with color photographs, at http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/  on the Integrated Pest Management site .
We anticipate posting the current, upcoming issue by Wednesday afternoon. This is two days after it is written by state extension specialists and the same day that the newsletter goes to the printer. Now anyone with a computer and internet capabilities will be able to read the newsletter approximately six days before they would receive a printed copy in the mail. Our purpose of posting the ICM newsletter on the World Wide Web is to better serve Iowa agriculture with crop production and protection news by making it more accessible and by increasing the speed of delivery. The on-line ICM newsletter is linked to a search engine so that you can search for information by keyword.
Additionally, James Hill , county extension education director in Hancock County , has developed an excellent index of ICM articles from the past three years. You can find his index at the same web site. We will be using Jim's index until we get the opportunity to update older articles with the appropriate color photographs. You will find his efforts to be extremely beneficial in searching for ICM newsletter information beginning with 1994.
This article originally appeared on page 141 of the IC-476(20) -- July 29, 1996 issue.