Pesticide Use Enforcement

Pesticide Use Enforcement

The primary goal of California’s county Agricultural Commissioners’ Pesticide Use Enforcement program is to “Promote and Protect” agriculture, human health, and the environment. Agriculture is the number one industry in Glenn County, valued at nearly $744,304,000 (2020 Glenn County Crop and Livestock Report). The Glenn County Department of Agriculture is committed to protecting human health and the environment, dedicating the majority of staff time to this program. Our department partners with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) and the Structural Pest Control Board (SPCB) to enforce state laws and regulations pertaining to pesticide use, sales, permitting, licensing, worker protection, and pesticide use reporting.


Primary activities include:

  • Issuing both Restricted Materials Permits and Operator Identification numbers to property operators and land owners who wish to purchase and use pesticides
  • Evaluating proposed applications to determine if specific pesticides can be safely and effectively used
  • Performing Pre-Application inspections to confirm proper preparation of the site and acknowledging any sensitive areas of concern
  • Performing pesticide use monitoring inspections, focusing on employee safety and environmental protection
  • Performing Headquarter and record inspections to confirm compliance with state and federal laws
  • Reviewing Pesticide Use Reports to monitor the use of Restricted Materials and track the use of commercial and agricultural use of pesticides within Glenn County
  • Investigating complaints of pesticide misuse and taking corrective action when appropriate
  • Providing education and outreach to the community and to our growers

Best Management Practices:

  •  Propane cannon use in production agriculture. Click here to view. 


Cont. Education Courses

For those license holders needing additional Continuing Education (CE) hours, please visit the San Joaquin County website for links to free California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) CE courses.

The requirement is 6 hours (2 hrs needed in Laws & Regulations). Click on this link to access the CDPR-approved courses:

Please contact our office for additional links to CE opportunities: 530-934-6501






Click here to view the Top 10 Pesticide Violations of 2020 provided by California Department of Pesticide Regulations. 

To view these details in Spanish click here


GROWERS/PCBs: Before you Spray – check for Bees!

Click here to see if bees are being kept within one mile of your application site.  Not all registered beekeepers request notification however, as an applicator, you are required to check for apiaries around the site prior to spraying a pesticide toxic to bees.  This is only applicable to sites with blooming plants.  This includes not only the planted crop but also any weeds in the field and adjacent fields, roadsides, or ditches.  The website BeeWhereCalifornia includes “Bee Check”, a tool used to alert you - the applicator about bees in the vicinity of the application site.  A Bee Check shall occur at least 48 hours before each application date.  This system replaces the Tri-County Bee Notification System. If you have any questions, please call the office at 530-934-6501.



Click HERE to view



DPR CASPIR MOBILE APPThe California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has launched a new mobile app – CASPIR (California's System for Pesticide Incident Reporting) which provides a quick and easy way to report pesticide incidents in California from mobile phones and tablets. Click here to download the pdf in English or Spanish and learn more. The free app is available at Google Play and the App Store (for Apple iOS devices).





Training Resources

Pesticide Safety Webinars/ Webinarios sobre seguridad con pesticidas

The UC IPM Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) is now offering Pesticide Safety Webinars via Zoom in both English and Spanish. Webinars are presented Tuesdays from 3-4pm. Click for Registration for all webinars

El Programa de Educación en Seguridad con Pesticidas (PSEP) ofrece webinarios de Seguridad con Pesticidas a través de la plataforma Zoom en inglés y español. Se ofrecerán webinarios los martes de 3 a 4 pm.  La registración es en líneapara todos los webinarios.  

Download the flyer here.



Required Paraquat Label Training

English Training

Spanish Training


CalAgPermits YouTube “How To” videos:

NEW - Pesticide Use Reporting (PUR) Fillable Forms:

Glenn County Permit Conditions:

Glenn County Registration Forms (fillable) and Handouts:

Glenn County Grower Forms and Handouts:

Glenn County’s “Right to Farm” ordinance
Pesticide Safety Information Series (PSIS)