- Author: Bradley Hanson
My interest in California is largely driven by concerns about spreading seeds of the CDFA "A-list" parasitic weeds branched broomrape and related species in processing tomato, a topic with lots of current research. However, the risks of moving new pests around on field equipment and the mitigation strategies are relatively similar whether you're talking about seeds of new weedy pests, new disease pathogens or insect pests, or even some human health pathogens.
In an effort to develop baseline information and guide future research and extension efforts, we are asking for growers and industry participation in a very brief survey (less than 5 minutes) so that we can get some sense of the concerns, practices, and barriers related to equipment sanitation in various crop sectors around the U.S.
Your participation would be greatly appreciated whether you think about this kind of thing regularly, or not at all
The survey can be accessed online using the QR code in the slides below, in the upper corner of this blog post, or at this link: