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22 08, 2019

Commentary on the Prop. 65-Glyphostate Boondoggle

By | August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Pesticides|0 Comments

In 1986, California voters passed Proposition 65 requiring businesses to provide warnings to the public about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, as determined by specified state agencies. As a result of the adulterated process surrounding glyphosate (to name just one), California now requires glyphosate-containing products to carry a Prop. [...]

15 08, 2019

CDFA and DPR Announces Alternatives to Chlorpyrifos Workgroup

By | August 15th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pesticides|0 Comments

On May 8, 2019, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) announced that the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) would begin acting to ban the use of chlorpyrifos in California by initiating the cancellation of the pesticide. During the cancellation process, DPR's recommendations to county agricultural commissioners for tighter permit restrictions on the use of chlorpyrifos will remain [...]

18 07, 2019

EPA Registers Long-Term Uses of Sulfoxaflor While Ensuring Strong Pollinator Protection

By | July 18th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pest and Disease, Pesticides|0 Comments

On July 12, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a long-term approval for the insecticide sulfoxaflor—an effective tool to control challenging pests with fewer environmental impacts.  For citrus, Sulfoxaflor is an insecticide with a unique mode of action for control of sap-feeding insect pests including Asian citrus psyllid, scales, mealybugs, and aphids.  After [...]

30 05, 2019

Val Dolcini Named Acting DPR Director

By | May 30th, 2019|Categories: Pesticides|0 Comments

Val Dolcini, who is currently serving as Deputy Secretary for Agriculture at CalEPA, will add Acting Director of the Department of Pesticide Regulation beginning June 3rd.  Teresa Marks, who has served as Acting Director since Brian Leahy’s departure has announced her retirement effective May 31st.  The change in leadership was abrupt, but not totally unexpected [...]

30 05, 2019

Glyphosate Update

By | May 30th, 2019|Categories: Food Safety, Pesticides|0 Comments

On Tuesday, April 30th the EPA released their Proposed Interim Registration Review Decision for glyphosate, an important step in the registration review process. The EPA responses contain several key comments, including: “The EPA conducted an independent evaluation of the carcinogenic potential of glyphosate and has determined that glyphosate is “not likely to be carcinogenic to humans.” The [...]

9 05, 2019

CCM Statement on Chlorpyrifos Ban

By | May 9th, 2019|Categories: Pesticides, Press Releases|0 Comments

Yesterday, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced that they are going to begin the cancellation process of chlorpyrifos.  The statement cites scientific findings that chlorpyrifos poses serious public health and environmental risks to vulnerable communities. “The decision to ban chlorpyrifos is not surprising given the significant [...]

2 05, 2019

CCM Engages with the Regulatory Agencies in Sacramento

By | May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Energy, Food Safety, Pest and Disease, Pesticides, Water|0 Comments

Last week we summarized the CCM Directors and members of the Government Relations committee trip to Sacramento to meet with legislators, regulatory agencies, and the administration on key policy issues impacting the industry. This week we have put together an in-depth description of the meetings that took place on the second day of the trip [...]

2 05, 2019

EPA Reaffirms Finding that Glyphosate Does Not Cause Cancer

By | May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Pesticides|0 Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday reaffirmed its finding that glyphosate, the world's most popular herbicide, is not a cancer risk to users. It's the next step in the EPA's process to re-register the herbicide. The agency said its scientific findings on human health risk are consistent with the reviews by several other countries and [...]

26 04, 2019

Representing the Citrus Industry in Sacramento

By | April 26th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pest and Disease, Pesticides, Water|0 Comments

CCM Directors and members of the Government Relations committee traveled to Sacramento this week to meet with legislators, regulatory agencies, and the administration on key policy issues impacting the industry – maintaining general fund support for the Asian citrus psyllid and Huanglongbing program, protecting crop protection materials against legislative bans, and a comprehensive solution to [...]

25 04, 2019

On the Chemical Registration Front

By | April 25th, 2019|Categories: Pest and Disease, Pesticides|0 Comments

The 24c for use of Movento on Citrus during bloom has been renewed, extending the use thru April 30, 2024.  The 24c is beneficial during ACP control periods in the Counties of Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, Imperial, Santa Cruz, and San Benito.  A one-time bloom [...]