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Grayland Cranberry Growers Get Pesticides Out of Water and Reduce Costs

Publication number Date Published
08-10-087October 2008
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Author(s) David Rountry
Description In 1996, cranberry growers were in a difficult position when water samples showed high levels of pesticides in the Grayland Ditch. Tribal neighbors downstream were alsoconcerned about the cranberry growers’ pesticide use. The local cranberry economy was so fragile that most growers couldn’t afford to install new best management practices (BMPs). In order to address the economic and social concerns, as well as water quality, the project called for a different approach. The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) decided to try a non-regulatory, direct-implementation approach.
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Keywords water quality story, water quality, pesticide, cranberry
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