Planning and demonstrating reduced-risk pest management strategies is a ongoing and continuous process. Demonstrations and field trials on innovative ideas, products and services have become effective tools to train user groups.
IPM demonstration areas help to provide a hands-on education coupled with relevant, "real-world" examples of how new innovations and updates can fit in with the services that the County provides.
New practices are conducted and tested before being adopted on a larger scale. County-owned sites are used to conduct short-term trials. Pilot projects that prove to be successful are gradually adopted on county-wide basis and become an important tool in reducing pesticide use and exposure.