Pesticide Buffers Workshop

Pesticide Buffers Workshop

Pesticide Buffers Workshop. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Fruit Grower Report.

If pesticide buffers come into play with your business an upcoming workshop just might have some good information for you according to Russell Hatz, National Technology Specialist with the?NRCS West National Technical Support Center.

HATZ: Recent court decisions have chastised the EPA for not consulting with the other service agencies on the pesticide labels so they’re rewriting number of the labels requiring no spray zones and buffers and what not so the Soil and Water Conservation Society started exploring the idea of putting on a training session for conservation planners here in Oregon basically.

That idea has now grown into a regional training workshop for Oregon, Washington and Idaho.

HATZ: So the idea is to bring all the players together in one spot so we’ve got Forest Service, EPA, NOAA Fisheries, representatives from the pesticide industry, representatives for ag producers all going to come together and talk about what the role buffers should play in ag production.

The workshop is planned for April 19th and 20th in Portland.

HATZ: It’s open to anybody that wants come. The cutoff date for early registration is March 15th after that the rate goes up about 30%. We’re planning for an attendance of about 200.

More on Monday.

That’s today’s Fruit Grower Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.


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