Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center

Apple IPM Transition Project

Impact on Practices Surveys

A variety of surveys were conducted between November 2008 and Spring 2011 to determine the impact of this project on changes in pest management practices especially in regards to the use of azinphosmethyl.

Survey Results

2008 & 2010 Apple Grower Surveys

The 2008 Washington apple grower and manager pest management survey went out in February of 2009 and returns came in during July 2009. Out of nearly 1500 orchard owners and managers recieving surveys, about 27% choose to participate representing close to 78,000 acreas. Summary results of this survey were analyzed Fall of 2009 and are available to view online.
The 2010 Washington apple grower and manager pest management survey went out in January of 2011 and returns came in during the 2011 crop season. Out of 2155 eligible participants recieving surveys, about 25% choose to participate. Those surveyed made pest management descions on a mean of 235 acreas of apples. Summary results of this survey were analyzed Fall of 2011 and are available to view online.

2007 & 2009 Consultant Surveys

The first Apple Pest Management Consultant survey went out in July 2008 and asked questions pertaining to their management reccomendations for the 2007 field season. Results of that survey can be viewed by clicking on the link to the left or downloaded here.
The next survey went out in January 2010 and asked similar questions relating to the 2009 field season. The results of that survey are now available for viewing by clicking on the link to the left or downloaded here.
We are in the process of comparing the results of both surveys and will post a compiled summary when completed.

Implementation Unit Members' Survey

During the Fall 2008 IU meetings members were asked to respond to a series of questions evaluating the usefulness of PMTP and the material presented at the meetings. The results of that survey can be viewed here.

Turning Point™ Audience Participation Survey 2009-2010 

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.

Turning Point™ Audience Participation Survey 2008-2009

PMTP participated at several industry events between November 2008 and March 2009, as well as during the December 2008 WSU IPM Fruit School. Audiences consisting of growers, managers, fieldmen, consultants and farm workers were surveyed (using the Turning Point™ audience response system) on their knowledge regarding the use and phase-out of AZM, general pesticide use and alternative pest management practices. Additionally, they where surveyed about the impact on their pest management practices resulting directly from this program. The results of that survey can be viewed here.

 

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