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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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Each survey session began with general questions about the participants' role regarding pesticides and basic demographics. These are the results of those questions. All graphs represent the percent response data for each question.

Number of respondents per meeting session.

Meeting 2008-2009
Frequency
2008-2009
Percent
2009-2010
Frequency
2008-2009
Percent
GS Long Yakima 275 28.0 441 53.3
Horticultural Association Wenatchee (WSHA) 272 27.7 258 32.7
Wilbur Ellis Yakima 196 20.0 * *
Wenatchee Recertification 68 6.9 33 4.2
Pasco Recertification 57 5.8 58 7.4
Pasco Ag Trade English 54 5.5 * *
Pasco Ag Trade Spanish 22 2.2 * *
Sunnyside Recertification 38 3.9 * *
Tilth Producers Yakima * * 28 3.5
Total
982 100.0 788 100.0
* Not all meetings were surveyed both years.

respondent graph

 

What is your primary role at work?

Role 2008-2009
Frequency
2008-2009
Percent
2009-2010
Frequency
2008-2009
Percent
Pesticide applicator ¹ 335 36.2 202 38.1
Supervisor 319 7.6 118 22.3
Owner/manager ² 75 32.5 * *
Manager * * 78 14.7
Grower (owner) * * 21 4.0
Consultant 7 0.7 5 0.9
Other 89 9.1 39 7.4
I don't work in orchards ³ 24 2.4 17 3.2
Missing (did not answer) 113 11.5 50 9.4
Total 982 100.0 530 100.0

¹ At the 2008 WSHA and Wenatchee Recertification meetings, the option “pesticide applicator” was broken out into licensed and unlicensed pesticide applicators. Data here are combined.

² At the 2008 GS Long and Wenatchee Recertification meetings, the option “owner/manager” was broken down into owners and managers. Data here are combined.

³ The option “I don’t work in orchards” was not available to the 54 respondents in the 2008 Pasco Ag Trade English session.

 

Role graph

 

What crops do you work with? (Multiple answers allowed)

Crop
2008-2009
Frequency
2008-2009
Percent
2009-2010
Frequency
2008-2009
Percent
Tree fruit 478 73.2 419 79.1
Grapes 99 15.2 80 15.1
Wheat 22 3.4 12 2.3
Potatoes 14 2.1 10 1.9
Other 65 10.0 39 7.4
Missing (did not answer) 74 11.3 36 6.8
Total responses 752 ¹   596 ²  

¹ This question was not asked at the 2008 WSHA or Pasco recertification classes; total respondents = 653.

² This question was not asked at the 2009 WSHA meeting; total respondents = 530.

Percentage of Respondents Working in Each Crop

crops

 

How many years of experience do you have in agriculture? (only asked at the 2009 WSHA meeting)

Years of Experience Frequency Percent
0-1 4 1.5
2.5 25 9.7
6.10 58 22.5
11-20 89 34.5
Over 20 years 68 26.4
Missing 14 5.4
Total
258 100.0
years ag exp

 

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