8. Maintaining the Databases
DPR had been collecting and processing pesticide use data for more than 20 years before moving to full use reporting in 1990. Significant investments in staff, funding, and other resources had already been made in the development and maintenance of both the pesticide product label and use report databases. Therefore, when full DPR began full use reporting in 1990, the Department did not need to modify the structure of the use report database and existing programs.
DPR provides support for the full use reporting program in the following areas: development and maintenance of the product label and PUR databases; programming, training, and hardware and software support for the counties; coding and data entry tasks; reporting/publication; and special database queries.