This project will help Amish and Mennonite farmers in eastern Iowa to reduce the production, marketing, and human health risks of growing high-value vegetable and bedding plant crops. A total of 150 families in 9 counties will participate in 8 local workshops and 6 field days demonstrating appropriate risk-reduction methods. Print and web-based educational materials created for this project will highlight appropriate-technology solutions to pest management, greenhouse environmental control, pesticide safety, and marketing problems that meet the diverse but specialized needs of Amish and Mennonite farmers. By the end of the project, 80 participants will indicate that knowledge gained from the project enabled them to reduce their health hazards from pesticide exposure and their risk of financial losses from major diseases, insect pests, greenhouse environmental management, and/or marketing strategy. A website, a resource shelf at 9 ISU County Extension offices,and resource notebooks for participants will insure durability of the project´s initiatives.
Number of Participants: 142
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REPORTS & EVALUATIONS
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