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Almond Production in California: A Study of Pest Management Practices, Issues, and Concerns

Part 4: Impressions of IPM

(Questions asked in both Version A and B of the questionnaire)

Q17. When did you first learn about IPM or Integrated Pest Management?

  Percent
(n=302)
NEVER HEARD OF IPM 11
BEFORE 1971 4

1971-1980

14
1981-1990 35
1991-PRESENT 36

Q18. From whom did you first learn about IPM?

  Percent
(n=275)
A FRIEND OR NEIGHBOR 5
FARM SUPPLY DEALER 3

PRIVATE CONSULTANT OR PCA

19
UC FARM ADVISOR OR SPECIALIST 14
UC PUBLICATION 8
ALMOND BOARD OF CALIFORNIA 1
CAFF'S BIOS PROGRAM 4
TRADE PUBLICATION 8
NEWSPAPER OR MAGAZINE OTHER THAN TRADE PUBLICATION 3

OTHER

7
MULTIPLE SOURCES INDICATED 28
Q19. Overall, how knowledgeable do you feel you are about IPM in almonds?
  Percent
(n=276)
NOT AT ALL KNOWLEDGEABLE 9
SOMEWHAT KNOWLEDGEABLE 41

MODERATELY KNOWLEDGEABLE

37
VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE 13

Q20. Think about the main pest management approaches you currently use. How would you rate your use of IPM in each of the pest areas listed below?

Below, rate your use of IPM in each pest area listed.

Pest Area Percent
(n=264 to 278)
NOT AT ALL A LITTLE MODERATE A LOT
A. Insects and Mites 9 27 36 28
B. Weeds 29 31 31 9
C.

Diseases

22 32 35 11
D. Nematodes 58 22 16 4

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