Addressing Pesticide Applications Near Schools and Child Care Facilities

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California has adopted regulations that address agricultural pesticide applications near public K-12 schools and licensed child day care centers (collectively referred to as schoolsites). These regulations provide minimum distance standards for certain agricultural pesticide applications near schoolsites and require annual notifications to schoolsites. The goal is to reduce the chances of unintended pesticide exposure to children and increase communication between growers, County Agricultural Commissioners, and schoolsites. The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has a separate School and Child Care IPM Program to address pesticide applications at schoolsites.

Information for Growers and Applicators

Information for School Principals and Child Day Care Administrators

Information for County Agricultural Commissioners

Documents Related to the Preparation of the Regulation

For content questions, contact:
Sidney Bastura
3077 Fite Circle
Sacramento, CA 95827