PERC is pleased to announce a NEW suite of WPS training resources in Spanish!

Printed copies are available for purchase here, with a portion of proceeds benefiting pesticide safety education programs.


Cómo Cumplir con la Ley de Protección al Trabajador para Pesticidas Agrícolas, Revisada en 2015 Lo que los Propietarios y Empleadores Necesitan Saber


In English: How to Comply with the 2015 Revised Worker Protection Standard For Agricultural Pesticides – What Owners and Employers Need To Know



Guía de Protección Respiratoria de la Ley de Protección al Trabajador (WPS) Requisitos para Empleadores de Manipuladores de Pesticidas


In English: Worker Protection Standard (WPS) Respiratory Protection Guide: Requirements for Employers of Pesticide Handlers



Manual De La Ley De Protección Al Trabajador Agrícola para Empleadores Agrícolas:Este es un manual en español para los empleadores agrícolas. El pequeño folleto de 17 páginas contiene respuestas a las preguntas más frecuentes, sirviendo como un resumen de los requisitos de WPS en las fincas, viveros, huertos, viñedos y otros establecimientos agrícolas.


In English: Worker Protection Standard Handbook for Agricultural Employers: This is a 17-page handbook in Spanish for agricultural employers. The small booklet answers frequently-asked questions, serving as a summary of WPS requirements on farms, nurseries, orchards, vineyards, and other agricultural settings



Bilingual Dictionary of Terms – English and Spanish



–  Our Quick Reference Guide (2-pages) is also available in English and Spanish, freshly updated.


We also have Spanish videos, flipcharts, posters, and presentations.

·         Materiales de capacitación en español sobre la seguridad de los pesticidas

·         In EnglishSpanish-Language Training Materials About Pesticide Safety


For more information, please contact



About PERC: PERC is led by University of California of Davis Extension and Oregon State University, and is funded by cooperative agreement #X8-83616301 from the U.S. EPA.

2019 USA PAm-Costco Scholar Fellowship Awards for Honey Bee Health Announcement

Scholarship: In 2013 Costco and Project Apis m. (PAm) launched the first PAm-Costco Scholar Fellowship Program. Costco has an admirable commitment to sustainability, and is a champion supporter of honey bee research, recognizing it as an investment to ensure an ethical and sustainable food supply.

Investing in research that has real and practical impacts on the sustainability of honey bee health, honey production and crop production is the foundation of the PAm-Costco partnership. Sustainability is often defined in terms of resource management, but another component of sustainability is developing intellectual expertise by supporting those who will help solve problems in the future: tomorrow’s bee scientists. The students who receive this PhD Fellowship award bring new energy, ideas, and expertise to the fold of scientists pushing the edges of bee health research across the globe. This award is an investment in the next generation of leaders to innovate and support beekeepers and pollinators.


The PAm-Costco Scholar Fellowship Program in the USA and Canada has awarded over $550,000 to impressive up-and-coming bee researchers who are committed to a better future for bees. These scholars have already made significant contributions and important discoveries through their research, been recognized with awards of merit, published peer-reviewed academic articles, and continue with dedication to solve the mysteries and challenges that bees and beekeepers face. The PAm-Costco Scholar Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students to pursue research-based doctoral degrees in fields within the Project Apis m. mission of enhancing honey bee health while improving crop production.


Program: Open to candidates within a Ph.D. program in any Agriculture, Apiculture or Entomology department in the United States. The PAm-Costco Scholar will be involved in a clearly identifiable and defined bee health issue.


Qualifications: Candidates must have a B.S. or M.S. degree in a science or agriculture-related field. It is preferable the candidate have some working experience with bees, and published papers in apiculture. The individual must demonstrate potential for significant achievements in honey bee health science and research, and a commitment to working in the field of honey bee research after completing graduate work.


Financial Support: Up to three years continuous support for graduate education and research will be provided in annual increments up to $50,000, based on qualifications and need. In cases where a student is already receiving financial awards, the award amount will be determined on a case by case basis.


Application Deadline: Monday, May 6, 2019, 11:59 pm EST.


Contact: To apply, please follow the attached format or visit our website For additional information, contact Sharah Yaddaw No phone calls.

Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs presents Children in the Fields Campaign

Since 1997, AFOP’s Children in the Fields Campaign (CIFC) has been dedicated to ensuring that farmworker children are protected and given an opportunity to succeed in life. AFOP strives to educate the public, advocate for educational programs for farmworker children, and support fair living wages for all farmworkers.

CIFC has partnered with the Child Labor Coalition, the National Consumers League, and other concerned parties to protect farmworker children. Together, they work to publicize the plight of this hidden population and advocate for federal policies that would strengthen the child labor safeguards in agriculture so that they are just as protective as those in other industries.

As part of AFOP’s mission to serve farmworkers, AFOP formed the Children in the Fields Campaign to work on behalf of farmworker children in three areas:

  • Education/Prevention
  • Awareness & Advocacy
  • Expression 

Children In the Fields Campaign’s mission is to show America the realities our farmworker families face through the eyes of their children and to spur action to provide better educational support for our farmworker children, and prevent health hazards from working in the fields.

Click here to learn about their Migrant & Seasonal Farmworker Children Art & Essay Contests today!