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Weed Risk Assessments available

A website with weed risk assessments is available at http://invasivespecies.org.au/rs/::wra%20newspage. A weed risk assessment (WRA) is a method for determining a weed’s invasiveness, its present and potential distribution, and the impacts of the plant on social, economic and environmental values. WRAs are used to assist land managers decide the best way to control weeds.

How to Use A Logic Model for Program Planning and Evaluation

 by Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, Extension Entomologist & IPM Program Evaluator, Auburn University

In the world of evaluation, there is a saying that ‘20% effort can provide 80% of the information needed’. Evaluation is a critical need in this ‘era of accountability’ and evaluation should be seen as a continuous process. In the winter edition of Southern Exchange Newsletter, you were introduced to the concept of Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels, namely, Reaction, Learning, Behavior and Results (impacts). This article will focus on the basics of Logic Model and demonstrate how it can be used to design and implement a continuous evaluation plan.

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