All County Objectives

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# 103

Safe Pesticide Use

By June 2021, the Agricultural Commissioner will increase issuance of pesticide use permits by 15% over 2018 levels, to foster safe and effective pesticide use, protect agricultural lands and natural resources.

Key Steps

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Issue pesticide use permits to newly licensed commercial cannabis to ensure compliance with pesticide laws and regulations. Ensure staff receive training on State software used to issue agricultural pesticide use permits and monitor regulatory compliance. Work with UC Cooperative Extension to support research towards feasible alternatives for control of soil-borne pathogens in strawberries.  
Plan Reference:

4.C.ii, 5.C.i

Collaborating Depts:

AGE

Target:

282 Pesticide Use Permits

Est. Completion Date:

June 2021