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Grants Awarded to Develop Pesticide Risk Reduction Programs

Release Date: 10/14/2004
Contact Information: Enesta Jones, (202) 564-7873 / jones.enesta@epa.gov

(10/14/04) EPA announced that 13 states and state universities will receive grants to develop programs to reduce the risks associated with pesticide use in agricultural and non-agricultural settings in the United States. Under the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship (PESP) Regional Initiative Grant program, EPA will award $507,100 for outreach, education, training, demonstration, and measurement projects that advance pesticide risk reduction. Since 1996, EPA has awarded more than $4.5 million in grants under the PESP Regional Initiative Grant Program. PESP partners submit annual, measurable activities to achieve pesticide risk reduction to EPA. More information on the funded projects and the PESP Regional Initiative Grant program is available at: http://www.epa.gov/oppbppd1/PESP/regional_grants/funded_regional_grants.htm .

The awards were granted for the following projects:

Reducing Pesticide Risks in Cold Climate Wine Grape Production - an Emerging New Crop in Northern New England – University of Vermont
YardScaping: Minimizing Reliance on Pesticides by Example Using Demonstration, Outreach and IPM Training – Maine Board of Pesticides Control
Development of a Landscape IPM Program in Puerto Rico – University of Puerto Rico Agricultural Extension Service
Collaborative IPM Education and Outreach in Underserved Row House Communities in Philadelphia – Pennsylvania State University
Residential IPM Strategies in Rural Native American Communities – North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Pest Management Provider Education Network to Support IPM Adoption in Indiana Child Care Settings – Purdue University
Promoting the Use of Advanced IPM in Wisconsin Apple and Cherry Orchards – University of Wisconsin – Madison
Measuring the Success of School IPM in Texas – Southwest Technical Resource Center, Texas Cooperative Extension
Documentation of Pest Management Practices and Implementation of IPM In Oklahoma Public Schools – Oklahoma State University
Implementing Integrated Pest Management Practices in Missouri Schools – Missouri Department of Agriculture
Reducing Pesticide Use by Floriculture Professionals in the Inter-Mountain Western Region of the United States Through Education – Colorado State University Cooperative Extension
Developing an In-field Inspection Program and Chain of Custody Procedures for LWWC Sustainable Winegrape Productions Certification Program – Lodi-Woodbridge Winegrape Commission
Integrated Pest Management for Raspberry Beetles Using Life Stage Prediction and Cultural Management in Red Raspberry Production – Washington State University