With funding support from OFRF, NCAT implemented a Biointensive and Organically Acceptable Pest Management Literacy Training for Hispanic organic growers and Hispanic organic growers-in-training. The objectives of this training were:
¾ Increase grower knowledge and ability to differentiate between pest and beneficial organisms.
¾ Provide the growers with information about organic pest management options, both proactive and reactive.
¾ Introduce growers to sources of culturally accessible technical information. The problem addressed by this work is that there was little information available on Biointensive IPM strategies in Spanish, and what information exists is not easily accessible to Latino farmers or farmworkers.