Monsanto Hawaii Farm Stewardship Practices
Monsanto Hawaii believes we have a responsibility to work collaboratively with our fellow farmers and within our local communities to promote a strong and successful Hawaii agricultural industry.
We also recognize that people have questions and are interested in learning more about what we do. That is why we have agreed to participate in a new voluntary statewide pesticide initiative announced by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture and Hawaii Department of Health.
As part of this voluntary program, we have committed to:
- Employ good stewardship practices on our farms, including practices to protect natural resources, conserve soil and water, mitigate dust and soil runoff, manage pests, and ensure safe and responsible pesticide use.
- Share information about what we do. While we already comply with all state and federal requirements, in 2017, we will also voluntarily begin providing a monthly summary of our Restricted Use Pesticide usage to the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.
- Communicate with our neighbors and community to answer questions, address concerns and promote awareness of agriculture through such outreach efforts as community presentations, farm tours, open houses, Community Advisory Panels, and posting information here on our website.