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7 11, 2019

Private Applicator Certificate Prep Class and Test

By | November 7th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Education, Pesticides|0 Comments

With the upcoming Paraquat changes, the Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner’s office will be offering several PAC Prep Classes and Tests. The test will be offered in both English and Spanish. There are 70 total questions and you must pass with a 70% or higher. For more information on the changes please review the letter sent [...]

24 10, 2019

Submit your DPR License or Certificate Renewals by November 1st!

By | October 24th, 2019|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pesticides|0 Comments

Please submit DPR License or Certificate renewals by November 1! For those of you who need to renew your license (DPR certificate or license) this year (business names or individual surnames that begin with letters M-Z), this is the last reminder to submit your renewal early. Keep in mind that the processing time for renewals [...]

10 10, 2019

CHLORPYRIFOS CANCELLATION NOW OFFICIAL

By | October 10th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pesticides|0 Comments

Yesterday, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation announced they have reached an agreement with Corteva Agriscience to suspend the sale of Chlorpyrifos in California.  The agreement will allow Chlorpyrifos to be sold in California until February 8, 2020 and growers will be allowed to use the product until December 31, 2020.  The cancellation and agreement [...]

27 09, 2019

Renew your DPR License or Certificate Today!

By | September 27th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pesticides|0 Comments

Today is a great day to submit your renewal applications to DPR if you want to avoid long processing times or a lapse in the valid period of your license or certificate. To renew, individuals with last names and business names starting with letters M-Z must meet the minimum requirements and submit their renewal application [...]

5 09, 2019

Pesticide Container Recycling Event – September 23rd

By | September 5th, 2019|Categories: Citrus Industry, Events, Pesticides, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Tulare County Board of Supervisors announced the new Pesticide Container Recycling Program that will take effect on Monday, September 23rd. The event will be located at the Tulare Agricultural Commissioner & Sealer of Weights & Measures Office at 4437 South Laspina St. Tulare, CA 93274, from the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. [...]

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 [...]