EPA Region 10: 2002 Projects - Developing, Implementing and Assessing an Educational Program for Use in the Adoption of Reduced Risk Pesticide Management Practices by Hispanic Tree Fruit Growers
The project cooperators are working with Hispanic orchard owner/operators in Washington State. Hispanic orchard owner/operators are the fastest growing group of new growers. Apple and pears cover more than 230,000 acres in Washington state with 4,000 individual operations. Their goal is the use of sound and reduced risk pest management information by 12 Hispanic tree fruit growers.