Resource Pointer #157
February 5, 1998
For copies of the following resources, please contact
the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Beyond Pesticides: Empowering Communities for Change,
Watsonville, CA, April 3-5, 1998 (16th National Pesticide
Forum and 7th annual California Pesticide Organizing
Conference).* National Coalition Against the Misuse of
Pesticides (NCAMP) and Pesticide Watch. This annual
conference will bring together pesticide activists and
experts to address a range of pesticide issues, including
pesticides and children, sustainable agriculture, pesticide
use in schools and non toxic alternatives. It will also
include workshops on working with the media, building ties
with the medical community and corporate campaigns. Keynote
speakers include Dolores Huerta, Sandra Steingraber, Dr.
Marion Moses, Sheila Daar and Bob Scowcroft. To register,
contact NCAMP or Pesticide Watch. NCAMP, 701 E Street, SE,
Washington, DC 20003; phone (202) 543-5450; fax (202) 543-
4791; email email@example.com; web site www.ncamp.org/ncamp.
Pesticide Watch, attn: Gregg Small, 450 Geary, Suite 500, San
Francisco,CA 94102; phone (415) 292-1488; fax (415) 292-1497;
*Conference Report: First National Conference on
Children's Environmental Health, 1997.* Children's
Environmental Health Network. Provides summaries of
presentations and papers given at February 1997
conference, including updates on endocrine disorders,
childhood cancer and neurodevelopmental effects. Also
covers policy recommendations regarding environmental
justice issues and children's environmental health. 30
pp. For cost and ordering information, contact CEHN,
5900 Hollis Street, Suite E, Emeryville, CA 94608; phone
(510) 450-3818; fax (510) 450-3773; email
firstname.lastname@example.org; web site www.cehn.org.
*Techniques for Reducing Pesticide Use: Economic and
Environmental Benefits, 1997.* David Pimentel, ed. Examines
technologies and processes available for reducing pesticide
use in agriculture, including field, fruit, greenhouse and
vegetable crops. Describes cultural pest control methods,
IPM, breeding for resistance, biological control and other
practices that minimize pesticide use, and discusses
environmental and social costs of pesticides. Examines
Swedish pesticide reduction program, which has cut use by
75%. 444 pp. US$99. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 9th Floor, 605
Third Ave, New York, NY 10158-0012; phone toll free (800)
879-4539; fax (908) 302-2300; email email@example.com; web
*Integrated Pest Management: Field Handbook for Napa
County, 1997.* Napa Sustainable Winegrowing Group.
Provides information for grape growers about
implementing IPM systems based on interviews with Napa
growers. Describes specific pest management practices
used by Napa grape growers, including overviews of
benefits and limits of each method and provides
information about certain key diseases and pests.
Intended as a work-in-progress that will be updated as
additional information becomes available. 27 pp. For
cost and ordering information, contact Resource
Conservation District, 1303 Jefferson Street, Suite 500-
B, Napa, CA 94559; phone (707) 252-4188; fax (202) 252-
4219; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Suppliers of Beneficial Organisms in North America,
1997.* Charles Hunter. Lists businesses and
organizations in Canada, Mexico and U.S. that sell
beneficial organisms such as natural pest enemies.
Includes contact information and brief sentence about
what each business provides. 32 pp. One free copy per
request. California Environmental Protection Agency,
Department of Pesticide Regulation, Environmental
Monitoring and Pest Management Branch, 1020 N Street,
Room 161, Sacramento, CA 95814-5624; phone (916) 324-
4100; web site: www.cdpr.ca.gov.
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