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Review of crop protection information services in Peninsular Malaysia

Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Haron, H. (main author / State Department of Agriculture, Kelantan, 15990 Lundang, Kota, Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia)
Conference paper
Publication Date:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois Box: 92
Subject Term:
crops, diffusion of information, extension, information services, Malaysia, pest management, plant protection
AGRICOLA IND 91042717, In: Harris, K.M., ed. Crop protection information : an international perspective : proceedings of the International Crop Protection Information Workshop; held at CAB International, Wallingford, UK, April 1989. Wallingford, Oxon, UK : CAB International, 1989. p. 127-138., The status of the information dissemination network of the Department of Agriculture, Peninsular Malaysia, is examined within the framework of Malaysia's National Agricultural Policy and the extension services of the Department. The paper provides information of the network itself, the types of information distributed and the materials utilized to disseminate crop protection information to end users. Some inadequacies and constraints in disseminating crop protection information are discussed. The paper concludes with three recommendations for the development of the service. (original)