On Friday March 24, 2017, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) registered the use of Sequoia™ insecticide as a Section 24(c) Special Local Need to control foxglove and lettuce aphids in leafy vegetables and Brassica vegetables. 

Sequoia is a member of a new class of chemistry, the sulfoximines, with excellent efficacy on sucking insects such as aphids, lygus, and certain scale insects. Additionally, there is no cross resistance to other chemistries such as organophosphates, pyrethroids, or neonicotinoids.

Yesterday, Western Growers testified against the Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (DPR) proposed regulation on agricultural pesticide use near schools during the Senate Environmental Quality Committee’s Oversight Hearing.

The proposed regulation, which is slated to take effect in September 2017, prohibits certain pesticide applications within ¼ mile of a school and requires notification of other pesticide applications within ¼ mile of a school.


Crop Protection

Western Growers is engaged in the defense of critical crop protection tools and remains active at the federal, state and local levels.  When restrictions are necessary, we work with regulators to ensure they are based on science and that they protect public health without diminishing efficacy in the field. This marriage of science and policy is where Advocacy and Science & Technology units at Western Growers come together for the benefit of our members.

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