May 2, 2023

Christine Birdsong, Undersecretary for the CDFA, Talks Sustainable Pest Management Solutions on This Week’s Voices of the Valley

Undersecretary for the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Christine Birdsong joins Dennis Donohue and Candace Wilson on this week’s episode of Voices of the Valley to discuss her role and initiatives to support California agriculture on key points like sustainable pest management, water (whether drought or flood), supply chain difficulties and an aging workforce.

Birdsong shares her insight about her work on the Sustainable Pest Management Roadmap: “From my perspective, a really important thing to come out of this work group was an agreement that, number one, pest prevention is the best way, is the most sustainable pest management practice. If we can keep invasive pests from coming into California, then we don’t use a drop of any kind of pesticide.”

She encourages everyone to read the roadmap, which you can find here.

Listen to this week’s episode of Voices of the Valley here.