• Government Success in Partnerships: The USDA-ARS Areawide Ecologically Based Invasive Annual Grass Management Program

      Smith, Brenda; Sheley, Roger L. (Society for Range Management, 2012-08-01)
      Long-term research about complicated pest management issues creates incremental knowledge that systematically solves problems. But once knowledge is well-enough advanced to dramatically improve the success of pest management, it is of little value unless that knowledge and technology are transferred to the intended users. Furthermore, the implementation of such technologies on a field-by-field level will have little impact on pest issues that cross regions, states, and sometimes countries. Since the mid-1990s, the US Department of Agriculture–Agricultural Research Service (USDAARS) has funded an Areawide Pest Management program to address both of these issues.