Buildup's impacts on agriculture discussed
Posted: Dec 03, 2009 10:14 PM PST
by Heather Hauswirth
Guam - The demand on the agricultural industry with the anticipated military buildup was the focus of a regional conference held today at the Department of Agriculture. Guam Environmental Protection Agency Pesticide Enforcement Program Manager Betwin Alokoa was one of the presenters.
He stated, "The proposed military expansion - there will be impacts to Guam and the islands around Guam because of the population increase and every time you have a population increase there is in my case going to be a pesticide increased use in importation."
Alokoa says it is essential for farmers to be properly trained and certified, as it's required by law for those who sell commodities.