Pesticide Buffers Workshop Part 2

Pesticide Buffers Workshop Part 2

Pesticide Buffers Workshop Part 2. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Fruit Grower Report.

The Soil and Water Conservation Society is planning a workshop on pesticide buffers. Russell Hatz, National Technology Specialist with NRCS talks about their target audience.

HATZ: Originally it was conservation planners whether the be from soil and water conservation districts or NRCS or state agencies but conservation planners because they’re the ones on the ground helping landowners design and implement buffer practices but when we started expanding this then we’ve expanded it to include more of the agency people that are also involved in enforcing regulation.

The regional buffer training workshop will include a number of sessions.

HATZ: The general session are going to be more on the policy level. Looking at what the regulations call for and then some of the general sessions will be on state of the art modeling and some of the general sessions will be on how labels are designed, how to read a pesticide label.

Then of course there will be more specific breakout sessions. He says they are currently looking for presenters.

HATZ: We also hope to attract some of the folks that represent the pesticide industry to maybe talk a little bit about how they develop their pesticides and give their point of view with those so that remains to be seen how much we offer there. The deadline for submitting abstracts for the breakout sessions is March 1st.

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

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

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