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9 08, 2018

Ground Water Protection Areas

By | August 9th, 2018|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pesticides|0 Comments

CCM attended the California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (DPR) hearing regarding the proposed DPR Regulation No. 18-001 related to Ground Water Protection Areas (GWPA).  A GWPA is a one-square-mile section of land that is sensitive to the movement of pesticides. GWPAs can be established if any of the following are true:  previous detections of pesticides [...]

2 08, 2018

Assumptions and Unrealistic Scenarios Drive CalEPA’s Decision-Making on Chlorpyrifos

By | August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Pesticides|0 Comments

Last week, California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) published its Air Monitoring Network Results for 2017 and found that chlorpyrifos monitored at four different sites throughout California never exceeded any screening level or regulatory target.  However, CalEPA and DPR are currently allowing the Scientific Review Panel on Toxic Air [...]

26 07, 2018

CCM Board Works Through Extensive Agenda

By | July 26th, 2018|Categories: Citrus Industry, Pest and Disease, Pesticides|0 Comments

The July Board meeting is normally devoted to a review of ongoing issues and communications since most policies have been established in numerous areas.  In addition to the dues, PAC, trade, and labor issues discussed elsewhere, the board agreed to a game plan addressing DPR’s non-scientific approach to further regulation on chlorpyrifos and a similar [...]

19 07, 2018

Kern County ACP Treatment Notification

By | July 19th, 2018|Categories: Pest and Disease, Pesticides|0 Comments

The San Joaquin Valley ACP/HLB Task Force is recommending growers with citrus blocks east and south of Bakersfield make a soil-applied imidacloprid treatment (Admire Pro, generic imidacloprid 2F or 4F, etc.) in the mid-August through mid-September period if at all possible. This is because the past several years has shown that a vast majority of the [...]

19 07, 2018

Air Monitoring Shows All Pesticides Below Health Screening Levels

By | July 19th, 2018|Categories: Food Safety, Pesticides|0 Comments

The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced in a press release that DPR’s Air Monitoring Network found that all 36 pesticides monitored at four different sites never exceeded any screening level or regulatory target. Among the 36 pesticides monitored some included, chlorpyrifos, endosulfan, malathion, acephate, along with many others. The four sites that DPR used [...]

21 06, 2018

CCM Stresses the Importance of Crop Protection Tool

By | June 21st, 2018|Categories: Pesticides|0 Comments

Last week, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) and the Scientific Review Panel (SRP) concluded the risk assessment for chlorpyrifos.  Final edits are being made and the report will be delivered to Director Brian Leahy for determination of chlorpyrifos as a toxic air contaminant. This week, CCM staff has continued to stress the importance [...]

14 06, 2018

DPR to List Chlorpyrifos as a Toxic Air Contaminant

By | June 14th, 2018|Categories: Pesticides, Politics|Tags: , , |0 Comments

On June 12, 2018, the Scientific Review Panel on Toxic Air Contaminants (SRP) unanimously approved the California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (DPR) staff report that will list chlorpyrifos as a toxic air contaminant.  According to their report, chlorpyrifos may pose a public health risk as a toxic air contaminant based on its assessment of the [...]

31 05, 2018

Bactericides Effective Against HLB Spread

By | May 31st, 2018|Categories: Pest and Disease, Pesticides|0 Comments

UC Scientists worked with CCQC to receive a Section 18 for the use of Bactericides against HLB infection.   Once that goal was achieved, the team drafted an advisory recommending that Southern California Citrus growers begin using Bactericides as part of their treatment program. Their recommendation states and CCM concurs, that growers should do a minimum [...]

2 05, 2018

CAPCA Spring Summit

By | May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Pest and Disease, Pesticides|0 Comments

The California Association of Pest Control Advisers (CAPCA) hosted its 2018 Spring Summit on April 24 – 25 in Temecula.  Summit attendees toured UC Riverside's citrus grove and experiment station and learned about the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) mitigation standards for bulk citrus movement, scouting techniques, identification, and management strategies. With more than 500 HLB-positive trees [...]

26 04, 2018

Petal Fall Update

By | April 26th, 2018|Categories: Citrus Industry, Laws & Regulations, Pesticides|0 Comments

Bloom season is coming to an end which means counties are declaring 75 percent petal fall. The announcement of petal fall lifts the restrictions of applications to citrus groves with materials toxic to honeybees. This will allow the citrus grower to apply the necessary pesticides to protect their crop from insect pests. The following counties [...]