Our Programs

Pesticide Use Enforcement

The activities conducted in this program provide protection for the consumer, the workers, the environment and the growers. Pesticide use is monitored by means of inspections during the mixing and loading of chemicals and during the application of chemicals which ensures that laws and regulations are being followed. The staff also investigates complaints of pesticide misuse, provides outreach to the community and to growers and issues Restricted Materials Permits and Operator Identification Numbers that enable growers to purchase and use pesticides. See Department of Pesticide Regulations for assorted forms and more information.

See Grower and PCO Handouts.

Pesticide Use Reports

The California Agricultural Commissioners and Sealers Association (CACASA) along with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) has sponsored a statewide web-based permitting and pesticide use reporting system developed by ENVIRON International Corporation.

The CalAgPermits system is used by the Agricultural departments to issue Restricted Material Permits and Operator ID's and create maps of all sites in their county. The system was also developed with features that allow businesses and individuals who apply pesticides to prepare and submit the required Use Reports and Notice of Intents for restricted materials online.

In order to utilize this system you are required to have a login and password so please call the Glenn County Department of Agriculture at (530) 934-6501.

Pest Detection

This proactive program primarily detects insect pests before they become established in a new area. Traps are located and monitored throughout the entire county for the presence of exotic agricultural pests such as the Mediterranean fruit fly, gypsy moth, Japanese beetle, oriental fruit fly and khapra beetle. These insects have an enormous host range and are very difficult and costly to eradicate once they have become established. Early detection protects agriculture, the environment and the consumers.

Glassy winged sharpshooter and the light brown apple moth are two insect pests that have recently invaded California and currently, have not been found in Glenn County. For more information on these and other pests of concern in California, go to Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services.

Pest Exclusion

The use of quarantines provides protection and prevents the introduction of pests that are not known to occur in California or have very limited distribution. Staff conduct inspections of incoming plant materials from areas known to contain these pests. Seed crops grown in this county are inspected during the growing season to maintain a high standard of cleanliness. Many of the crops harvested in this county are exported to foreign countries. Phytosanitary certificates are issued declaring that the commodity meets the pest-free requirements of the foreign country.

Pest Eradication

Some pests are not discovered until they have become established and then they must be eradicated or controlled to limit their spread. Most common in this category are weeds declared by the State to be noxious that will cause losses to the agricultural industry. Control techniques (chemical, mechanical or biological), mapping and outreach are all part of this program.

Organic Program

As of March 1, 2013 you must register online with CDFA. If you don't have access to a computer the Department of Agriculture office can assist in the registering process. The Department of Agriculture also conducts inspections of organic producers, handlers and retailers of organic products and investigate consumer complaints. Certification is through private certifying agencies.

Statistics

As required by the California Food and Agricultural Code, the County Agricultural Commissioner complies and records information for the annual Crop and Livestock Report regarding the gross production and value of the county’s commodities. In addition, agricultural disasters are also surveyed with the resulting information used by agencies offering disaster relief.

  Check out the Frost Damage Chart for almonds.

Certified Producers Program

Please see our instructions on how to register for the online Certified Producers Certificate. All Certified Producers must register with our office in order to sell at any Certified Markets. Certified Producers Certificatesand supplements are valid until December 31 of each year. The registration fee is $20.00. Currently we have two Certified Farmers' Markets in Glenn County.

Willows Market located, N Tehama Street (South of Bank of America). On Wednesday afternoons from 4:00pm to 7:00pm (May 2015 to September 2015).

Orland Market located at the Library Park, 4th Street and Mill Street. On Thurday mornings from 9:00am to 1:00pm (May 2015 to Sept 2015).

Yancy Farms:

Located at S/E Walker Street and East Street, Orland. On Sunday mornings only from 8:00am to 12:30pm, Wednesday and Saturday from 8:00am to 12:30pm and 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

Located at 6235 County Road 23, Orland. On Sunday mornings only from 8:00am to 12:30pm, Wednesday and Saturday from 8:00am to 12:30pm and 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

  How to find Certified Farmers' Markets through out California.

Egg Quality Control

Commercial producers of eggs must register with the State thru CDFA. You can find the In-State Egg HandlersRegistraiton link on the Egg Safety and Quality Management Program CDFA website page which provides the Registration Instruction/Information Sheet and Registration Form.

There are many other programs in our Department that provide services to various community members:

  • Fruit, Nut, Vegetable and Honey Standardization
  • Farm Labor Contractor Registration
  • Nursery Inspections
  • Seed Inspections
  • Apiary Inspections
  • Biological Control
  • Colusa, Glenn and Tehama Weed Management Area
  • Tri-County Bee Notification
  • Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program
  • Water Resources Coordination and Facilitation
  • Olive Pest Management District
  • Rice Burn Disease Certification
  • Weed Free Straw and Forage Certification
  • Vegetation and Environmental Management