PESTICIDE USE ENFORCEMENT
County agricultural commissioners’ offices provide both education about and oversight of pesticide applications. Inspectors can go out into the field to observe applications at any time, and issue fines for the failure to follow pesticide labels. DPR oversees licensing and certification of dealers, pest control advisers (PCAs), pest control businesses and applicators. California regulators administer the nation’s largest state pesticide residue monitoring program, among other enforcement duties. Altogether, the use of pesticides by California growers is highly regulated and monitored to ensure the health and welfare of growers, workers, the public, the environment and the consumer.