A series of education videos have been made available to help engage Hmong farmers about the issue of safety. The nine-part video series in Hmong describes California pesticide rules and safety and is now available to view for free online. The videos were made possible with funding from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) and were produced by Fresno State and UC Cooperative Extension in Fresno County.
The series, Complying with Pesticide Laws and Regulations in California covers multiple areas of farm safety including personal protective equipment and understanding pesticide product labels. DPR Director Val Dolcini noted that the video project is the first of its kind to feature Hmong speakers, and should help foster better understanding of pesticide safety among the Southeast Asian farming community.
Listen to the report below.