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Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program


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Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program

  1. 1. Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program
  2. 2. What is PESP? <ul><li>Established in 1994 </li></ul><ul><li>EPA partnership program </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes IPM practices </li></ul><ul><li>Informed actions = reduced risk from both pesticides and pests </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  3. 3. PESP and the American Mosquito Control Association <ul><li>AMCA became a partner in the PESP in 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>A working group was developed to provide an overview of the mosquito control industry's methodologies </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria were developed to allow state and regional mosquito control associations to become PESP partners under the AMCA's auspices </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The AMCA'S PESP participation has received an award for excellence for pesticide risk reduction - Nov 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Oct 2003 - AMCA was chosen as a PESP Champion </li></ul><ul><li>GMCA became a PESP partner under the AMCA in 2009 </li></ul>
  5. 5. GMCA and PESP <ul><li>Joined in 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Tasked with collecting data about mosquito control practices in Georgia </li></ul><ul><li>Goal is to show improvements over time </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Survey <ul><li>URL will be posted on GMCA website </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Much easier way to collect data than before </li></ul><ul><li>Should be filled out by owner/manager of commercial mosquito control programs and directors of mosquito control agencies </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Data <ul><li>Collected and collated by AMCA </li></ul><ul><li>Part of a report that goes to EPA </li></ul>
  8. 8. Any Questions???