Attention wineries and processing facilities: Seven male oriental fruit flies were recently discovered near Brentwood and Oakley in east Contra Costa County, and eight male oriental fruit flies were discovered in Santa Clara and Sunnyvale in Santa Clara County, prompting extensive delimitation surveys and eradication plans in response.
Agricultural Pesticide Collection and Disposal Event – Pre-Registration Form (Napa, Sonoma and Marin Counties)
The Napa, Sonoma, and Marin County Agricultural Commissioner’s Offices are reaching out to gauge interest in a regional pesticide collection event that will provide our commercial operations with an opportunity to dispose of their unwanted pesticides for free (no home-use products will be accepted). This is a collaborative effort with all costs related to hosting the event and disposal of collected pesticides being covered by US Environmental Protection Agency, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, and the three participating counties’ Ag Departments.
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors are conducting consolidated fee hearings on March 21, 2023, in the Board of Supervisors Chambers located at 575 Administration Drive in Santa Rosa at 8:30 a.m. The Department of Agriculture/Weights & Measures is proposing fee increases for the Agriculture, Land Stewardship, and Weights & Measures divisions.
This is the time of year that the Sonoma County Department of Agriculture/Weights & Measures (AWM), ramps up our pest detection and trapping programs. Starting March 1, 2023, we will once again deploy detection traps for European Grapevine Moth (EGVM). Trap counts and trapping densities have been reduced, but commercial vineyards will continue to be monitored.
The Sonoma County Department of Agriculture/Weights & Measures (AWM) is conducting a preliminary data capture to evaluate potential damage and/or loss sustained during the December 2022 – January 2023 rain events in Sonoma County. AWM may contact the reporting party for additional information. Data collected is for AGRICULTURAL RELATED damage and/or loss only.
The 25th Annual UCCE North Coast IPM Seminar will be held virtually on November 16 – 17, 2022, from 8:00 am – 12:15 pm each day and is approved for 8 DPR CE hours (2 hours of Laws & Regs and 6 hours Other).
Information regarding the application process, program eligibility, fire safety training, card issuance, and additional program information, as well as links to the online application and letter of authorization can now be found online in English at https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/AWM/AgAccess or in Spanish at https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/AWM/AgAccess-Espanol.
The Department of Agriculture/Weights & Measures is holding the annual Plastic Recycling Day on Monday, November 7th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The event is being held at: 160 Grant Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448.