The SWEEP Website
This website was developed in 1996, although the SWEEP program (see Background
and Objectives) was essentially concluded in 1993. Here we document certain
points regarding the documentation of the SWEEP program and the construction
of this website.
Objectives of the SWEEP Website
Document the structure and accomplishments of the SWEEP program.
Catalogue the SWEEP reports that are most likely to have lasting value.
Hence, various annual reports, progress reviews, and implementation plans
have not been included in the report lists.
Enhance accessibility to some of the products of SWEEP for (among others)
agricultural researchers, extension personnel, and innovative farmers.
Notes on SWEEP Report Numbering
The numbering system for the SWEEP Reports is consistent with that
given in SWEEP Report #79, with the exception that the report numbered
as 77 in SWEEP Report #79 has been renumbered as SWEEP Report #76 ("Pilot
Watershed Study Report #8: Executive Summary") here, since only eight
volumes in the Pilot Watershed Study report series were produced (rather
than nine as originally intended).
"Pilot Watershed Study, Master Implementation Plan: Soils, Agronomic
and Environmental Components" was inserted as SWEEP Report #77.
Some reports to which SWEEP Report numbers were not originally assigned
have been given SUP (for Supplementary) numbers.
Some copies of SWEEP Reports exist with numbers above 80 stamped on
the front covers. These reports were mis-numbered, with copies of the same
report often labelled with several different numbers.
Notes on SWEEP Report Summaries
Most SWEEP Report summaries (#0 to #60, #62, #76, #SUP-1, #SUP-2) include
both an Executive Summary and an Evaluation Summary. The Executive Summary
is usually the same as that in the final report, while the Evaluation
Summary is taken from SWEEP Report #79. The Evaluation Summary was expressly
concerned with Technology Transfer, and may not reflect other components
of value in a given report.
Summaries have been adapted for presentation on this website with minimal
editing. Hence, some references within the summaries (such as to Figures
and Appendices) may refer to material only found in the hard copy of the
Many executive summaries were obtained by scanning the hard copy, as
digital files were no longer available. Although these were proofread,
it is inevitable that errors may have crept in; please contact the Webmaster
if you find any of these.
The SWEEP Website Team
This website has been brought to you by:
- Bruce T. Bowman, Webmaster
- Peter Scheyen, html markup
- Gary J. Umphrey, editorial
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