The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) recently released its 2017 Pesticide Residues in Fresh Produce Report. Through the survey, the CDPR discovered 96 percent of samples had either no detectable pesticide residues or the residue levels were considered within tolerances established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Matt McInerney

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is now recommending new interim restrictions on the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. According to DPR’s announcement today, the new measures will provide increased protections from potential exposure to the pesticide, while DPR completes a formal regulatory process to list chlorpyrifos as a “toxic air contaminant” and develops permanent restrictions on its use.

The interim measures include:

Hank Giclas

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) recently released new regulations that place additional restrictions on the agricultural use of pesticides. These new regulations apply to applications that are made within ¼ mile of public schools or child day care facilities

The restrictions apply Monday through Friday from the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and goes into effect on January 1, 2018. Applications will be restricted based upon the distance from the schoolsite, equipment used to make the application and pesticide being applied.

Matthew Allen



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