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Pesticide Use Reporting

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California's pesticide use reporting program is recognized as the most comprehensive in the world. In 1990, California became the first state to require full reporting of agricultural pesticide use in response to demands for more realistic and comprehensive pesticide use data. Under the program, all agricultural pesticide use must be reported monthly to county agricultural commissioners, who in turn, report the data to DPR. California has a broad legal definition of "agricultural use" so the reporting requirements include pesticide applications to parks, golf courses, cemeteries, rangeland, pastures, and along roadside and railroad rights-of-way. In addition, all postharvest pesticide treatments of agricultural commodities must be reported along with all pesticide treatments in poultry and fish production as well as some livestock applications. The primary exceptions to the reporting requirements are home-and-garden use and most industrial and institutional uses.

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Link Pesticide Use Reporting (PUR) Website ifornia's pesticide use reporting program is recog 12 views
Link How to File Pesticide Use Reports for Field Fumigant Applications ulations are in place to reduce the emissions of v 11 views
Link Pesticide Use Reporting (PUR) Information Links ks to very useful informaiton and resources about 8 views
Link Pesticide Use Reporting (PUR) Data Processing Procedures hods of performing quality checks of the self-repo 10 views

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