University of California has officially launched the revised guidelines for pest monitoring techniques, pesticides and non-pesticide alternatives for managing pest in agriculture through the statewide program. UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines: Citrus, UC ANR Publication 3441, is authored by University of California faculty, specialists, and farm advisors, produced and edited by UC Statewide IPM Program, [...]
Statement from Corteva: Corteva Agriscience has one of the largest and most diverse product pipelines in the industry with multiple exciting, upcoming brand launches. Demand for one of the company’s long-standing products chlorpyrifos has declined significantly over the last two decades, particularly in the U.S. Due to this reduced demand, Corteva has made the strategic [...]
On January 30, 2020, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) released proposed interim registration decisions for neonicotinoids. These insecticides have been under registration review and undergoing various ecological risk assessments since 2008 (imidacloprid) and 2012 (clothianidin and thiamethoxam). U.S. EPA has now proposed re-registering all three, albeit with some new label language and [...]
On January 10, 2020, Governor Newsom released his proposed budget for fiscal year 2020-2021. If approved, it will be the largest state budget in California history at $222 billion. Now that it has been introduced, the Legislature will begin holding committee hearings on the items proposed in anticipation of the May budget revision. The Legislature [...]
California Farmworkers, Farmers and Regulators Join Forces to Limit Pesticide Drift in Central Valley
Bilingual Spray Safe Program Intended to Empower Workers and Improve Communications to Ensure Greater Pesticide Safety for People and Pollinators TULARE, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2020) – An estimated 400 Central Valley farmers attended the Tulare-Kings International Agri-Center to participate in Spray Safe, a stewardship program created for and by the agriculture community that promotes effective [...]
In October, DPR announced a series of public roundtable discussions. While the dates are the same, the times have changed. See below for more information. In order to support the transition to safer, more sustainable alternatives, DPR and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) are partnering to convene a working group to identify, [...]
Due to large response registration has closed for the Tulare-Kings Spray Safe. We look forward to seeing you there.
The California Citrus Quality Council (CCQC) is contacting the industry to provide information on how to comply with China and Korea export protocols. China Growers should apply a fungicide application of either copper or an approved alternative, to acreage destined for export to China in Districts 1, 2, and 3, with the exception of Imperial [...]
For information on how to support either the Tulare-Kings Spray Safe or the Fresno-Madera Spray Safe, please visit our Support Opportunities Document. You can register for the Tulare-Kings Spray Safe here and/or the Fresno-Madera Spray Safe here.
California Citrus Mutual, in collaboration with several agricultural groups, is planning a Spray Safe event at the International Agri-Center. The event is free and open to all farmers, employees, pest control advisors, and applicators. Please mark your calendars and join us for a great day of education. To register for the Tulare-Kings Spray Safe please [...]