Employing California pesticide use data for evaluating integrated pest management programs and informing pesticide policy and regulation

Amanda Crump, James Farrar, Alfred J Fournier, Peter C Ellsworth

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Abstract

In California, all agricultural pesticide applications are reported to County Agricultural Commissioners for submission to the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. California defines agriculture broadly to include pastures, rangeland, parks, golf courses, and transportation rights-of-way. Homeowner, structural and industrial uses of pesticides generally are not reported. California Pesticide Use Report data can be freely accessed through the California Pesticide Information Portal and used to evaluate integrated pest management (IPM) and inform pesticide policy. California Pesticide Use Report data have been used to document the adoption of new pest management technology, adoption of integrated pest management strategies to reduce specific pesticide risks, and changes in pesticide use behavior motivated by continuing education programs aimed at improved pest management. The data have also been used to provide regulators, such as the United States Environmental Protection Agency, with actual pesticide-use data to replace default assumptions in risk assessment evaluations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationManaging and Analyzing Pesticide Use Data for Pest Management, Environmental Monitoring, Public Health, and Public Policy
EditorsMinghua Zhang, Mark A. Robertson, Michael R. Zeiss, Scott Jackson
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Pages225-237
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9780841232907
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
Volume1283
ISSN (Print)0097-6156
ISSN (Electronic)1947-5918

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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    Crump, A., Farrar, J., Fournier, A. J., & Ellsworth, P. C. (2018). Employing California pesticide use data for evaluating integrated pest management programs and informing pesticide policy and regulation. In M. Zhang, M. A. Robertson, M. R. Zeiss, & S. Jackson (Eds.), Managing and Analyzing Pesticide Use Data for Pest Management, Environmental Monitoring, Public Health, and Public Policy (pp. 225-237). (ACS Symposium Series; Vol. 1283). American Chemical Society. https://doi.org/10.1021/bk-2018-1283.ch011