New Online Weed Control User Tool (WeedCUT)
In order to help land managers manage weeds using the most effective and least toxic method, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) funded a project though its Alliance Grant program with the California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC) and the UC Statewide IPM Program.
The project resulted in a useful manual for land managers titled “Best Management Practices for NonChemical Weed Control”. This resource is now available for FREE download on the CalIPC website (www.cal-ipc.org/BMPnon-chem).
A companion online decision support tool called Weed Control User Tool (WeedCUT) has just been released! The tool uses information from the BMP manual and helps users compare efficacy of different non-chemical options for specific weed targets and situations. The link to the FREE Online Decision Support Tool is weedcut.ipm.ucanr.edu.
The Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) pest transmits a disease called Huanglongbing (HLB), also known as "citrus greening", that kills citrus trees. There is no cure for HLB. Report sightings of dead or dying citrus trees in Riverside County by filling out and submitting this form: Report Dead/Dying Citrus Tree(s)
Distributed with WEED SLAYER
The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program (FMIP) issued a statewide quarantine on December 4, 2020, for the product AGRO GOLD WS. The product AGRO GOLD WS has been distributed within a co-packed box that also contains the product WEED SLAYER, an herbicide also listed as approved for use in organic agriculture.
Housing for the Harvest
If you are a farmworker or food processing worker who has COVID-19 or has been around someone who has COVID-19, you may be able to receive quarantine support and stay in a free hotel room. See flyer.
Si usted es un trabajador agrícola o trabaja en el procesamiento y tiene COVID-19 o ha estado cerca de alguien que tiene COVID-19, es posible que pueda recibir apoyo durante la cuarentena y quedarse en una habitación de hotel gratis. Ver folleto.
Important Reminder to DPR Continuing Education (CE) Course Sponsors and Licensees:
With many CE courses being converted to online and webinar formats, the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) reminds you that CE courses can only be taken one-time per calendar year in order to receive hours towards license and certificate renewal requirements. It is very important to ensure that a course is not attended more than once with the intent of getting additional CE hours.