The UC Integrated Pest Management Program and AgSafe are offering Pesticide Safety Instructor Training Workshops that qualify participants to train fieldworkers and pesticide handlers according to the revised Worker Protection Standards. The workshops are designed for ag supervisors, growers, farm labor contractors, safety managers and safety trainers.
Dr. Gary Bender, UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Farm Advisor Emeritus, is the lead instructor for a six-week course entitled “Avocado Production for New Growers.” The course is designed for new avocado growers, as well as those interested in learning more about avocado production best practices and meeting fellow growers.
The section 18 emergency exemption for Hero® issued April 11, 2016 has been amended per EPA’s request to change the ending of the bee hazard statement under the “Other Requirements” section. This statement now reads, “This product is highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment or residues on blooming crops or weeds. Do not apply this product or allow it to drift to blooming crops while bees...
California avocado growers are encouraged to attend a new seminar designed to help growers identify potential means of reducing water use and costs, and to learn about the Metropolitan Water District's new cash incentive opportunities that can help growers improve water use efficiency through the use of soil moisture sensors and other technologies.
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation issued a Section 18 Emergency Exemption for the use of Hero® EW Insecticide against the polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB) on Monday April 11, 2016.