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Survey Results

2009-2010 Turning Point™ Audience Participation Survey

Turning Point™ audience response system was used to survey participants of the Spanish language pesticide license recertification sessions conducted during several meetings during the winter of 2009-2010. The survey collected data on knowledge of AZM and other insecticide use, use of beneficial insects in IPM and pesticide safety by the session participants and was compared to similar data gathered in 2008-2009 from a similar meeting venue. The results of this survey can be viewed online here or you can download a pdf of the report.

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The results tables below correspond to the questions related to participants' knowledge of beneficial insects and biological control practices. This set of questions was only asked at the 2010 Tilth meeting. All graphs represent the percent response data for each question.

Do you work in an orchard in which beneficial insects or mites are released to improve pest control?

Response Frequency Percent
Yes 9 32.1
No 12 42.9
I don't know 4 14.3
Missing 3 10.7
Total 28 100.0

 

Which of these beneficial insects are released in your orchard? (multiple answers were allowed)

Beneficial Frequency Percent
Lacewings 0 0
Lady beetles 7 25.0
Predatory mites 0 0
Beneficials are released, but I don't know which. 2 7.1
No or I don't know if beneficials are released. 16 57.1
Missing 4 14.3
Total 28  

 

If beneficials are released in your orchard, do you think it is important or not so important to research how to improve the release process?

Response Frequency Percent
I think its important 18 64.3
I don't think its so important 0 0
Beneficials aren't released where I work (N/A) 7 25.0
Missing 3 10.7
Total 28 100.0

 

If beneficials are released in your orchard, do you think its important or not so important to research their efficacy?

Response Frequency Percent
I think its important 16 57.1
I don't think its so important 0 0
No beneficials are released where I work 8 28.6
Missing 4 14.3
Total 28 100.0

 

If beneficials are not released in your orchard, would you consider releasing them if there was good evidence of their efficacy?

Response Frequency Percent
Yes 23 82.1
No 0 0
Beneficials are released where I work 2 7.2
Missing 3 10.7
Total 28 100.0

 

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