Decisions by Two Judges Impact Pesticide Use in California

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. March 13 2018

First, a judge ordered California agricultural officials to stop spraying pesticides on public and private lands to control pests. The injunction only impacts applications made by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and not farmers and property owners. Mosquito control efforts are also exempted.
CDFA regularly sprays pesticides to control pests deleterious to crops, such as Asian citrus psyllid (the vector that transmits the causal agent of Huanglongbing or citrus greening), glassy-winged sharpshooter (that transmits Xylella fastidiosa), an...

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