APMTP, AIPMTP, orchard, AIPMTP 2007 Consultants Survey Results - AZM Phase-out

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Apple IPM Transition Project

Survey Results

July 2008 Consultant Survey

The first set of surveys went out to apple industry consultants in July 2008. The results are now available for viewing online here or you can download the report. Another consultant survey went out in January of 2010 asking about practices during the 2009 field season. The results of that survey are now available for viewing by clicking the link to the left.

Consultant Survey Results
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Before reading the statement about Guthion, were you aware that Guthion is going to be phased out?

 

  Frequency Percent
Yes 40 100.0
Non-responses = 0

 

 
What will be the last year you can recommend the use of Guthion?*

 

  Frequency Percent
2009 2 5.0
2010 12 30.0
2011 3 7.5
2012 22 55.0
Not sure 1 2.5
Total 40 100.0
Non-responses = 0

*1 comment = “damn!”

Note: Correct answer = 2012

 

 
How will the Guthion phase-out schedule affect your recommendations of Guthion over the next several growing seasons?

 

  Frequency Percent
The phase-out schedule will limit when I can recommend Guthion (to a grower) during the growing season. 1 2.7
The phase-out schedule will limit the total amount of Guthion I can recommend (to a grower) each year. 12 32.4
The phase-out schedule will limit the total number of Guthion applications I can recommend (to a grower) each year. 1 2.7
All of the above. 23 62.2
Total 37 100.0
Non-responses = 3*

* 1 person circled answers 2 & 3, and 2 people circled 2 & 4 – these were coded as non-responses

Note: Correct answer = The phase-out schedule will limit the total amount of Guthion that can be recommended (to a grower) each year. Although this often corresponds to a particular number of appliations, technically the law only restricts total amount applied.

 

 
How confident are you in your knowledge of how to use (recommend) alternatives for Guthion to achieve
acceptable codling moth control?a

 

Alternatives for Guthion Mean Scores on a Scale
from 1 (“Not Confident”)
to 5 (“Very Confident”)
Non-responses
Pheromones (mating disruption) 4.53 0
Assail (acetamiprid)b 4.50 0
CM granulosis virus 4.18 0
Entrust (spinosad)c 4.08 0
Horticultural spray oil 4.05 0
Rimon (novaluron) 3.83 0
Calypso (thiacloprid) 3.64 1
Intrepid (methoxyfenozide) 3.78 0
Esteem (pyriproxifen) 3.53 0

a comment – One person circled “acceptable codling moth control” and drew arrow to comment “stand alone”; wrote “as a program” and drew arrow to “most 5s”

b 2 comments on Assail:

  1. “I’m still having a time of it educating growers about timing!”
  2. “?? Confidant on how to use material, not confident in results”

c comment on Entrust: “I’m still having a time of it educating growers about timing”



Mean scores with: 1 = Not confident; 5 = Very confident

 

 
Please indicate the extent to which you disagree or agree with each of the following statements.

 

Statement Strongly
Disagree
(%)
Disagree
(%)
Neither
Disagree
nor Agree
(%)
Agree (%) Strongly
Agree
(%)
Mean (scale:
1 = strongly disagree
5 = strongly agree)
Non-responses
The cost of codling moth control will be higher after the Guthion phase-out 0 2.5 0 25.0 72.5 4.68 0
WSU research has developed good information on alternatives to Guthion 0 0 17.5 42.5 40.0 4.23 0
Control of codling moth will be more difficult after the Guthion phase-out 0 17.5 12.5 35.0 35.0 3.88 0
Phasing out Guthion will make tree fruit production riskier for growers 2.5 15.0 17.5 35.0 30.0 3.75 0
Phasing out Guthion will encourage growers to use safer pesticides 5.0 10.0 17.5 45.0 22.5 3.70 0
Growers’ opinions were not considered when the EPA decided to phase out Guthion 0 17.9 28.2 25.6 28.2 3.64 1
Growers have effective alternatives to Guthion at their disposala 7.7 10.3 12.8 61.5 7.7 3.51 1
Non-WSU research has developed good information on alternatives to Guthion 7.5 12.5 35.0 35.0 10.0 3.28 0
Phasing out Guthion will require my clients (growers) to reorganize their orchard operationsb 2.6 30.8 17.9 41.0 7.7 3.21 1
Growers will bear all the burden of the Guthion phase-out 15.0 25.0 17.5 22.5 20.0 3.08 0
Phasing out Guthion will provide my clients (growers) with new apple marketing opportunitiesc 5.1 23.1 56.4 15.4 0 2.82 1
Phasing out Guthion will protect the health of agricultural workers 17.5 27.5 22.5 25.0 7.5 2.78 0
Phasing out Guthion will have a positive environmental impactd 20.0 25.0 25.0 27.5 2.5 2.68 0
Phasing out Guthion will require significant retraining of agricultural workerse 12.8 41.0 28.2 10.3 7.7 2.59 1
Training workers to use alternatives to Guthion will be difficult for my clients (growers) to implement 15.0 50.0 22.5 7.5 5.0 2.38 0
The cost of leafroller control will be higher after the Guthion phase-out 25.0 35.0 32.5 5.0 2.5 2.25 0
It has been difficult for my clients (growers) to train workers to use Guthion 20.0 50.0 27.5 2.5 0 2.13 0
Phasing out Guthion as soon as possible will be beneficial to my clients (growers) 30.0 42.5 20.0 2.5 5.0 2.10 0
Control of leafrollers will be more difficult after the Guthion phase-out 35.0 50.0 5.0 0 0 1.80 0

a 1 comment = “Hmmph!” for Growers have effective alternatives to Guthion at their disposal
b 1 comment = “What???” for Phasing out Guthion will require my clients (growers) to reorganize their orchard operations
c 2 comments on Phasing out Guthion will provide my clients (growers) with new apple marketing opportunities:
    1) “Tree Top”; 2) “What???”
d 1 comment = “Hmmph!” for Phasing out Guthion will have a positive environmental impact
e 1 comment = “What???” for Phasing out Guthion will require significant retraining of agricultural workers


Mean scores with 1= Stronly disagree; 5= Strongly agree

 
Would you be interested in more training on how to use or recommend alternatives for Guthion to manage
pests?

 

  Frequency Percent
Yes 30 75.0
No 10 25.0
Non-responses = 0

 

 
 

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