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Changes have been made to the proposed rules for using pesticides near schools. Although the pesticide rule revisions ease implications on producers, industry leaders say they are still unneeded. Continue reading

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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

Pesticide Conversations
Newly proposed rules about the use of pesticides near schools could be just more hoops to jump through for producers. Many areas say growers are already having those pesticide conversations.

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