Oregon State makes online insect guide more mobile friendly

06/03/2013 02:30:00 PM
Vicky Boyd

Pacific Northwest Insect Management HandbookOregon State University has revamped the Pacific Northwest Insect Management Handbook website to make it more user friendly, regardless of the screen size users are viewing it with.

The updated site won't replace the 600-page printed document in a three-ring binder, according to a news release.

Instead, the free site is meant to allow growers out in the field to find information using smartphones or tablets.

Most of the webpages include photos and links.

Users also can print fact sheets on specific pests and share handbook content on social media.

Two related publications, the PNW Plant Disease Management Handbook and the PNW Weed Management Handbook also have companion websites.

They will be updated to be mobile friendly by next year.

Each handbook is revised and updated at least annually, whereas the websites are updated more frequently with new photos, links and timely announcements.

To order the 600-plus-page PNW Insect Management Handbook, visit Publication Orders.

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