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RE: leads for technical assistance campaigns



On 8/13/98, Catherine M. Dickerson (cdickerson@pprc.org) asks (in part):

	"....[are there] any leads concerning technical assistance campaigns
for agricultural chemical users (nurseries, golf courses, turf farmers, and
tree farms)...?"

A couple of good starting points are:  

*	The Farm*A*Syst program (which, if history is any indicator -- and
it usually is -- will provide a quick response to this note, but in the
event they don't check out their Pesticide & Fertilizer Storage and Handling
Training -- http://www.wisc.edu/farmasyst/pest/pesttab.html) 

*	The OECA Ag Compliance Assistance Center
(http://es.epa.gov/oeca/ag/, which includes info on EPA's  Pesticide
Environmental Stewardship Program) 

*	It is also worth looking at an article on (believe it or not) "Golf
and the Environment" at the Mining Company:

	http://environment.miningco.com/msubge.htm

Like many Mining Co. articles, this is an overview of what's available on
the 'net on specific topics, and includes several links to trade
associations, activist groups, and others who have developed materials and
provided positions vis-a-vis the use of chemicals on Golf Courses.  I think
it's probably worth a few minutes review if you're seeking
inspiration/models for programs in this area...

Hope this helps.

Scott Butner
Scott Butner (rs_butner@pnl.gov) 
Senior Research Scientist, Environmental Technology Division
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
4000 NE 41st Street, Seattle WA   98105
(206)-528-3290 voice/(206)-528-3552 fax
http://www.seattle.battelle.org/P2Online/