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    Sec 25 b or to antimicrobial pesticides including sanitizers and disinfectants 17611 Each schoolsite shall maintain records of all pesticide use at the schoolsite for a period of four years and shall make this information available to the public upon request pursuant to the California Public Records Act Chapter 3 5 commencing with Section 6250 of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code A schoolsite may meet the requirements of this section by retaining a copy of the warning sign posted for each application required pursuant to Section 17612 and recording on that copy the amount of the pesticide used 17612 a The school district designee shall annually provide to all staff and parents or guardians of pupils enrolled at a schoolsite a written notification of the name of all pesticide products expected to be applied at the school facility during the upcoming year The notification shall identify the active ingredient or ingredients in each pesticide product The notice shall also contain the Internet address used to access information on pesticides and pesticide use reduction developed by the Department of Pesticide Regulation pursuant to Section 13184 of the Food and Agricultural Code and may contain other information deemed necessary by the school district designee No other written notification of pesticide applications shall be required by this act except as follows 1 In the written notification provided pursuant to this subdivision the school district designee shall provide the opportunity for recipients to register with the school district if they wish to receive notification of individual pesticide applications at the school facility Persons who register for such notification shall be notified of individual pesticide applications at least 72 hours prior to the application The notice shall include the product name the active ingredient or ingredients in the product and the intended date of application 2 If a pesticide product not included in the annual notification is subsequently intended for use at the schoolsite the school district designee shall consistent with this subdivision and at least 72 hours prior to application provide written notification of its intended use b The school designee shall make every effort to meet the requirements of this section in the least costly manner Annual notification to parents and guardians shall be provided pursuant to Section 48980 3 Any other notification shall to the extent feasible and consistent with the act adding this article be included as part of any other written communication provided to individual parents or guardians Nothing in this section shall require the school district designee to issue the notice through first class mail unless he or she determines that no other method is feasible c Pest control measures taken during an emergency condition as defined in Section 17609 shall not be subject to the requirements of paragraphs 1 and 2 of subdivision a However the school district designee shall make every effort to provide the required notification for an application of a pesticide under emergency conditions d The school district designee shall post each area of the schoolsite where pesticides will be applied with a warning sign The warning sign shall prominently display the term Warning Pesticide Treated Area and shall include the product name manufacturer s name the United States Environmental Protection Agency s product registration number intended date and areas of application and reason for the pesticide application The warning sign shall be visible to all persons entering the treated area and shall be posted 24 hours prior to the application and remain posted until 72 hours after the application In case of a pest control emergency the warning sign shall be posted immediately upon application and shall remain posted until 72 hours after the application e Subdivisions a and d shall not apply to schools operated by the California Youth Authority The school administrator of a school operated by the California Youth Authority shall notify the chief medical officer of that facility at least 72 hours prior to application of pesticides The chief medical officer shall take any steps necessary to protect the health of pupils in that facility f This section and Section 17611 shall not apply to activities undertaken at a school by participants in the state program of agricultural vocational education pursuant to Article 7 commencing with Section 52450 of Chapter 9 of Part 28 if the activities are necessary to meet the curriculum requirements prescribed in Section 52454 Nothing in this subdivision relieves schools participating in the state program of agricultural vocational education of any duties pursuant to this section for activities that are not directly related to the curriculum requirements of Section 52454 17613 Section 17612 shall not apply to any agency signatory to a cooperative agreement with the State Department of Health Services pursuant to Section 116180 of the Health and Safety Code SEC 2 Section 48980 3 is added to the Education Code to read 48980 3 The notification required pursuant to Section 48980 shall include information regarding pesticide products as specified in subdivision a of Section 17612 SEC 3 Article 17 commencing with Section 13180 is added to Chapter 2 of Division 7 of the Food and Agricultural Code to read Article 17 Healthy Schools Act of 2000 13180 This article Article 4 commencing with Section 17608 of Chapter 5 of Part 10 5 of the Education Code and Article 2 commencing with Section 105500 of Chapter 7 of Division 103 of the Health and Safety Code shall be known and may be cited as the Healthy Schools Act of 2000 13181 Notwithstanding any other provision of law for purposes of this article integrated pest management means a pest management strategy that focuses on long term prevention or suppression of pest problems through a combination of techniques such as monitoring for pest presence and establishing treatment threshold levels using nonchemical practices to make the habitat less conducive to pest development improving sanitation and employing mechanical and physical controls Pesticides that pose the least possible hazard and are effective in a manner that

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    in none Second because radiation resistance in moths is much greater than in many other insect groups massive doses are usually required to achieve complete male sterility These high doses severely reduce the ability of males to compete for mates and much worse often prevent sperm transfer with the result that females who mate with sterile moths continue to seek mates Third the light brown apple moth is one of the worst candidates for use of the sterile insect technique for eradication because of its small size fragility continuous breeding multiple matings rearing difficulties ability to prosper in protected environments e g screened porches distribution over at least 17 California counties and 250 plant host range In reviewing the U S Department of Agriculture s May 2009 environmental assessment of the apple moth sterile insect test we identified three design flaws that will render the test results scientifically invalid No measurement parameters are specified e g rates of induced infertility in wild females and no statistical criteria are established for distinguishing changes in apple moth populations attributable to the released sterile moths vs random chance or normal population ebb and flow No control plots or treatment replications are included controls and repeatable results are cornerstones of experimental science The likely pitfalls that we know well from other insect eradication programs of the past are not addressed For example the study design does not address how to distinguish between causes of population reduction due to the released sterile moths vs those due to high predation levels The experimental design also ignores the overarching question of how to use the results of such a short term investigation involving a small isolated area to inform a policy concerned with eradicating a pest embedded in an ecological mosaic that constitutes a quarter of our

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    are needed IPM employs organic and or the least toxic strategies to keep pest numbers low enough to prevent unacceptable damage or annoyance Read UNTENABLE CHOICES By Erin Callahan from the Westchester Weekly S A F E IS COMMITTED TO SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS FOR THE HOME LANDSCAPE AND PROPERTY FOR NOW AND FUTURE GENERATIONS YOUR NON TOXIC CHOICES PROTECT THE HEALTH SAFETY OF CHILDREN PETS FAMILIES WATER AIR ENVIRONMENT AND ALL

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    damage or annoyance Special attention needs to be paid to the links between health and pyrethroid pesticides Read More about health hazards COMPLETELY S A F E While CT S A F E cannot guarantee the quality of landscape services and providers which we list we have been assured of their commitment to IPM and natural organic and least toxic techniques We have formed a Pesticide Free Zone PFZ Advisory

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  • Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo
    Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo c o Pamela Marshall Heatherington Director 864 Osos Street San Luis Obispo CA 93401 805 544 1777 ecoslo slonet org Back to National Page

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  • Action Now Getting pesticides out of the L
    pesticides out of the L A School System 2219 W Olive Ave 254 Burbank CA 91506 818 762 6462 818 762 5488 Fax Annie Waterman Secretary awatt40 hotmail com Back

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  • healing arts  STORE AND LIBRARY
    STORE AND LIBRARY A place that supports creative change 3415 Highway One P O Box 1136 Stinson Beach CA 94970 415 868 9305 Store Hours Thursday Sunday 11 5 back

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  • March 4
    ranch The episode cumulated in Zingaro saying he was going to make phosphonates available to his customers and Garbelotto cautioning him not to Garbelotto insists he had no real interest in participating in this case I m subpoenaed said the scientist who has been published extensively on plant pathology He did his undergraduate work at the University of Padua Italy received his Ph D at Berkeley in 1996 and first garnered recognition for studying chestnut blight in Italy Although Garbelotto says he hasn t seen the Bio Serum label he admits that the product and Agri Fos are likely to be chemically the same About a hundred products are We tested half the products in the world We picked the one Agri Fos that is the most efficient from the most ethical company We also had the idea to choose a small company that understood the need for research It took three years from the point Garbelotto identified P ramorum to the point that Agri Fos was relabeled from fertilizer to pesticide Science and government agencies moves slowly as everyone knows I have millions of dollars in grants and 25 people working full steam on research Garbelotto offers My position is to do exactly that During those three years environmentalists point out Sudden Oak Death spread it has been found in areas of Oregon and Washington State Great Britain has reported infections of bleeding trees Recently the California Oak Mortality Task Force posted on their website that 22 tree species are now known to be hosts for the disease and 38 species are known to be susceptible Early concerns about Phytophthora ramorum spreading to Southern California proved to be unfounded but other tree blights hit here Eucalyptus tree death first appeared in Southern California in 1998 with trees being victimized by a previously unknown pest a small insect called the Red Gum Lerp Psyllid Two years later UC Berkeley professor Dr Donald Dahlsten imported wasps from Australia and released them in the infested areas to prey on these pests The wasps took hold but it was too late according to Gerry Pinnere Supervisor of Pest Management in the Forest Division of L A s Parks Dept The wasps are still out there Pinnere says but the trees died Dahlsten passed away from skin cancer in September 2003 Since the eucalyptus tree death a fungus seen in Florida and Las Vegas Fusarium oxysporum has been found to cause palms to wilt in Santa Monica Hancock Park and Dana Point hitting the urban forest in Beverly Hills especially hard Another pathogen once seen in avocado trees Phytophthora cinnamomi is said to be producing SOD like symptoms in Southern California oaks And while scientists still refuse to connect worldwide incidents of tree death anyone who watched the trees ravaged by Pine Tree Mortality explode into flame in last fall s San Bernardino Forest fire couldn t help but wonder How can bark beetles feeding on dying pines in Southern California be entirely disassociated from bark beetles feeding on dead trees in the north Garbelotto insists it s more complicated than that This is a serious pathogen not a secondary organism Garbelotto explains about P ramorum In San Bernardino the issue is overcrowding of the forests There is a scarcity of resources for the trees to grow These trees are starved from lack of light and nutrients in the soil and the trees are weakened by root disease The oaks were not overcrowded up here they were weakened by the pathogen and the beetles could sense it and went in Though one product has been deemed effective against Sudden Oak Death Garbelotto s research is ongoing The press has rushed to declare that Agri Fos is a cure for Sudden Oak Death but others are more careful It appears to have some efficacy against the disease said Marin Deputy Agricultural Commissioner Fred Crowder who is also a key witness in the government s case In an article in UC Berkeley News dated October 2 2003 Garbelotto noted that the treatment does not kill the pathogen but that it stops its growth if used in the early stages of infection The article also points out that phosphites have been used for more than 10 years as a relatively non toxic substance The Bug in the System If Berkeley s information sounds like Zingaro s argument well it almost is Berkeley says the phosphate product appears to arrest the growth of the fungus he says of course replacing missing essential nutrients will produce that and other desired effects Hence under Zingaro s system both the tree and the now harmless fungus will live Tree owners conservationists and Zingaro supporters meanwhile are growing increasingly angry Research your heads off they plead but give us something that can save our trees Even Garbelotto admits that as regards Sudden Oak Death the cure came too late The trees that are the sickest will probably die Commenting on the case NRDC spokesperson Jonathan Kaplan took a different position If anything this case underscores the government s need to be more responsive in fast tracking alternative less toxic products to treat these problems with our trees I have defended and prosecuted unfair competition claims and I ve never seen a claim quite like this one says Zingaro s attorney Bari Bonapart Usually you see people being sued for offering a product that doesn t work But I ve never seen anyone sued for offering one that does work Personally I see it as harassment says Virginia Souders Mason one of the founders of the Beyond Pesticides Coalition I would have thought the county would have been exalting Ralph for curing all those trees and been delighted to have somebody on the scene who really cared says Joe Aliff Obviously they didn t like Zingaro s pesticide free approach offers Fairfax Mayor Egger who authored his city s Neighbor Notification Law requiring 48 hours notice to your neighbors before you spray pesticides

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