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Pesticide Application Notification System Workshops
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) will hold three public workshops to collect feedback and
provide an update on the development of the upcoming statewide pesticide application notification system. DPR
has stated that the purpose of the system will be to notify neighbors when pesticides will be sprayed in nearby fields,
orchards or vineyards.
However, if the system is not properly designed, it could result in widespread, frequent and meaningless notification.
This means the primary users of the information would be nonprofit environmental organizations that would
mischaracterize the data and use it to attack growers.
The workshops are scheduled at the following times and locations:
* In-person: Monday, Nov. 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Oxnard Performing Arts Center in Ventura County: 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, CA 93030
* In-person: Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Orosi Memorial Hall in Tulare County: 41645 Rd 128, Orosi, CA 93647
* Virtual: Thursday, Nov. 10 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Zoom via Link (Passcode: 750189; Call In Number: +1-669-900-9128)
Growers are encouraged to participate in the workshops. While there is no stopping this new system, we need to
be sure that it serves a public purpose (regional notification of neighbors) and not a political purpose (banning all
pesticides statewide).
CDFA / USDA Spotted Lanternfly Briefing
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has coordinated with the United
States Department of Agriculture (USDA), including the USDA Spotted Lanternfly (SLF)
National Policy Manager and will be holding a joint CDFA/USDA SLF briefing for the
California grape industry.
This briefing will include remarks from CDFA and USDA and will share information
as to next steps in tackling the SLF issue.
You are invited to participate in the briefing, which is being held virtually.
Meeting Information
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
10:00am-11:00am (PST)

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