What is a pest?

Thu, 4 May 1995 13:20:42 EST


I am an undergraduate and am doing my senior project as a requirement
for graduation. I am extremely interested in people in US agriculture
and have choosen to study this for my project. I am also aware of the
growing need for a more sustainable method of farming. I'm tired of
the "us against them" mentality and have choosen to look at what
farming is from the farmers perspective. To be more specific I have
choosen to persue what a pest is.
I have studied ethnography breifly and feel this might be a good
way to tackle this project. What I am looking for is suggestions or
help as far as reading materials or suggested people to get a hold
of. I will be conducting this in Northwestern Illinois. Thank you
for any help.

Shannon Neuendorf