As Extension Specialist in Plant Pathology, I have an interactive program of Extension and research for identification, detection and management of plant pathogens in Arizona, including those of field crops, vegetables, landscapes and native plants. My objective is to provide the citizens of Arizona, including professionals and non-professionals, with the information about plant health that they need to make informed, environmentally friendly management decisions in production and urban agriculture. Extension programs include clinical diagnosis of plant problems, a Website for disease identification and control,; bulletins and pamphlets about specific plant diseases, and a quarterly electronic newsletter that provides information on diseases important to Arizona growers.
Provide the youth of Mohave County with informal educational opportunities which are designed to help them develop into useful and desirable citizens of a democratic society. Promote and organize 4-H clubs and groups, recruit and train 4-H leaders, and diffuse useful and practical information relating to the program. Plan and conduct workshops, judging contests, demonstration contests, livestock and horse shows, and other events and programs for 4-H members in coordination with volunteers.
Provides general support to the State Extension Office. Maintains and edits web content and graphic media (such as photographs, video and other visual design elements), reviews web site content, and consults with content providers regarding content input.
The primary objective of Barron Orr's Extension (70%) and research (30%) is to join the missions of the NASA Office of Earth Science and Space Grant with the experience and infrastructure of the Cooperative Extension in order to bridge the gap between geospatial technology and its potential users in the state of Arizona. His extension programming involves a precision approach to natural resource management and agriculture. His research involves the application of remote sensing and other geospatial technologies on land use, land tenure, land degradation, natural resource management, and agricultural issues. Dr. Orr is also currently serving as the Associate Director for the UA/NASA Space Grant Program.
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