Types of Publications
Cooperative Extension Service Publications
Guides are free-distribution publications, designed to be brief, single concept pieces that can be updated frequently. They are generally written for a non-technical, lay audience.
Circulars also are distributed for free, but they present more stable content and have a higher production value than guides.
Annual Data Reports
Annual data reports contain the results of yearly insect censuses, economic cost-and-return analyses, or other data collection. They make available to producers, agents, and specialists quantitative information that has not yet been compiled into a larger study.
Agricultural Experiment Station Publications
Research reports cover findings from a study with a single objective. Publication in a research report does not preclude use of the material in a more comprehensive report, such as a research bulletin. If the material is used again, however, it should be summarized or incorporated with other data, rather than repeated in its entirety.
Research bulletins report methodology, results, and conclusions of completed research endeavors. In general, bulletins are reserved for publications of high-quality, definitive research findings from several years of work or from several separate but related objectives.
A technical report puts research conducted by the author into a practical context for a technically capable but nonacademic audience.
Task force Reports
Task force reports are free-distribution publications that report commissioned studies or the efforts undertaken by interdisciplinary task forces.
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Ana Henke, Senior Media Specialist
MSC 3K, New Mexico State University,
P.O. Box 30001, Las Cruces, NM 88003