Teaching farmers and commercial pesticide applicators about invasive species in pesticide training workshops

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Abstract

Farmers and agricultural professionals who are aware of species likely to invade agricultural landscapes can be active participants in efforts to detect invasive species. To reach this audience we created a short invasive species program and added it to the existing and required pesticide applicator recertification workshops. We highlighted four invasive species that can affect rural landscapes. Publications were made available. As a result, farmers and agricultural professionals were very receptive to learning about invasive species that may affect their agricultural business. Teaching about invasive species through pesticide applicator programs is an effective way to reach agricultural and rural audiences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5IAW7
JournalJournal of Extension
Volume53
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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