47. FLOW OF INFORMATION IN AND OUT OF A UNIVERSITY PESTICIDE INFORMATION CENTER. Sheila D. Merrigan, Paul B. Baker, Pesticide Information and Training Office, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85719.
The Pesticide Information and Training Office (PITO) at the University of Arizona provides information and education on pesticide-related issues to the public, the university community, and government agencies. Information flows into the office from many sources, including PITO staff, faculty in several departments, federal and, state government agencies, and chemical companies. Information flows out of the office in written and verbal formats including reports, bulletins, brochures, training manuals, training workshops, fairs, and telephone conversations. The PITO information center was created to help facilitate this flow of information. This paper will discuss: where and how the information center obtains information; how the information is managed, and how and to whom information is distributed.