Base content and technology development

Estimated cost: $1.3 Million

Technology development plan

English│ Spanish and responsive design.

A – Z search: Search feature with auto-fill typing.

Horizontal scroll and drop down content features allows users to browse through visual content and text to navigate the site, diagnose problems, and determine possible solutions.

Visual weed identification tool to help user diagnose weed problems.

Content types including: Pesticide information displays, ‘How to’ content pages,

pest/problem content pages, and navigation pages.

See the full technology plan from June 2016.

mobile opening content
Drop down content will enable easy navigation on mobile devices.
weed id tool
A pictorial dichotomous key will facilitate weed identification.

Pesticide communications plan

Based on the results of stakeholder engagement conducted in 2017, we will provide final plans including: Content outline, mockups of pesticide information displays, content examples of pesticide risk reduction “how to” pages, and an outline of the breadth of content for the pesticide information.

Pesticide communications content (for example only)

Navigation page with icons, text and links to displays of pesticide communications for both general use and restricted use pesticides including: fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, mossicides, molluscicides, and rodenticides.  We will engage stakeholders to provide feedback as we develop content.  This design-informed information delivery system will enable users to find and understand practical information to help them to manage their homes and properties.  This content will include information to support the initiative from the Oregon Legislature to improve pollinator health in the state (see House Bills 3361 and 3362) and city and county agencies with Oregon DEQ stormwater discharge permits.  This information will also be useful for those managing parks, day care centers, and other sites with a high risk of pesticide exposure.

Additional features include: 1) Search by active ingredient, 2) Search by pesticide product name, and 3) At least 30 guides on specific topics to help users understand pesticides and determine their best solutions.

There will be substantial visual content for navigation and to illustrate cultural/physical, biological, and chemical management strategies.

Pollinator health

Additional website section not pictured in mockups.  Navigation page with icons, text and links to pollinator health and pesticide communications content.  Links to at least 10 ‘How to’ pages focused on pollinator health  topics in managed landscapes (both residential and commercial) in a way to enhance habitat for pollinators and other wildlife.

Key IPM messaging: (For example only)

Diagnose the problem; Understand the problem and management options; Consider cultural and physical techniques; Use pesticides only if needed;  Understand risks of all options and take measures to minimize risks  to people and the environment; If pesticides are used, read and follow the label instructions and properly dispose of containers.

What happens if I do nothing? 

Information will advise users about the severity of the problem and whether immediate action is warranted or is it something that can be tolerated without posing further risk to their structures or property.

Content development plan

Estimated cost: $2.0 Million for at least 660 individual content pages reflective of the pest challenges faced by Oregonians across the diverse geographic regions of the state.

Here are the main details of the content development plan per the 2016 project report:

Staffing plan

See Content Development Plan-DRAFT for details on how this content will be created.

Household pests

Navigation page with icons, text and links to 11 second-level navigation pages leading to 35 indoor and structural pest content pages with one ‘How to’ guide:  Manage mold and insects in the home.

Animal pests

Navigation page with icons and links to 15 vertebrate pest content pages and one ‘How to’ guide: Protect your home and structures from animals.

Plant problems

Navigation page with icons, text and links to six second-level navigation pages, 26 third-level navigation pages leading to 390 problem/pages.

‘How to’ horticulture guides

At least 40 guides on how on how to grow specific types of specialty crop plants including landscape plants, fruits, vegetables and herbs.  Includes content focused on indoor gardening and houseplants.

Weeds and invasive plants

Navigation with icons, text and links to six second-level navigation pages, 29 third-level navigation pages with 140 problem/pest pages and 12 ‘How to’ guides focused on practical weed management strategies and techniques.


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