DPR awards $400,000 in grants to promote reduced-risk pest management
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has awarded nearly $400,000 in grants for projects that promote adoption of reduced-risk pest management techniques.
The Alliance Grant Program awards will go to projects promoting the use of integrated pest management (IPM). They are headed by Dr. Margaret Lloyd, of the University of California Cooperative Extension, and Dr. Andrew Sutherland of UC Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Lloyd’s work received $298,746 and focuses on helping Sacramento-area Hmong and Iu Mien farmers to adopt IPM practices. Outreach will include hands-on training and development of guides for on-farm use.
Sutherland, whose work received $91,563, is working to create an interactive training facility for California structural pest management professionals. He proposes using an existing building at the UC Berkeley Richmond Field Station and offering training via video-based learning, online educational modules, and hands-on continuing education of pest management professionals licensed by the California Pest Board and DPR.
For more information on the projects, see DPR’s website.
DPR awards Alliance Grants to projects that promote the implementation and adoption of effective integrated pest management IPM in agricultural, urban, or wildland settings.
Since 2007, DPR has awarded nearly $6 million in Alliance Grants to 32 projects