Using blogs to disseminate information in the turfgrass industry

Marcus A. Jones, John Edward Kaminski, III, Nick E. Christians, Mark D. Hoffmann

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Abstract

The ability to provide regional information to turfgrass professionals in a timely format can help them avoid potential problems. While traditional, hard-copy based Extension materials can provide a wealth of information, the ability to communicate brief yet current updates can be invaluable. Two Web-based blogs were developed to provide information to turfgrass managers on a local (iaTURF) and international level (Turf Diseases). Data indicated that the blogs reached an average of 34.9 to 148.4 people per day. The use of blogs is an effective means to deliver timely information to a geographically diverse and large number of turfgrass managers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1RIB7
JournalJournal of Extension
Volume49
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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    Jones, M. A., Kaminski, III, J. E., Christians, N. E., & Hoffmann, M. D. (2011). Using blogs to disseminate information in the turfgrass industry. Journal of Extension, 49(1), [1RIB7].