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California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR)

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The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR)  released a revised proposal for regulating the use of agricultural pesticides near school sites and licensed child day care facilities.  The department is inviting the public to comment on the revisions during a 15-day period.

The revised draft regulation reflects extensive public input received during the most recent round of public review, which included three formal hearings and ended in December. The original proposal was issued in September 2016, after the department held a series of public workshops in five locations around the state. Continue reading


Tests on produce collected by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) indicate the vast majority of fruits and vegetables available for sale in California meet stringent pesticide safety standards. During its 2015 survey, DPR found 97.3 percent of tested California-grown produce had little or no pesticide residues. Continue reading

department pesticide regulation LogoGuided by a new scientific assessment of health risks, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) today announced an update to the way the fumigant pesticide 1,3-Dichloropropene (1,3-D) is managed and used in California. Continue reading

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Taking swift enforcement action, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) fined a Kern County grower $10,000 after an illegal pesticide was detected on his crop of grapes at his 43-acre vineyard. Learn more and watch the video from DPR. →

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