The Office of Pesticide Information and Coordination (OPIC), established in 1962, by the University of California’s Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), coordinates and reviews ANR activities pertaining to pesticide research, experimentation, and use. The office is responsible for
- Statewide coordination of pesticide experimentation by UC Cooperative Extension
- Quality assurance of ANR publications recommending pesticide uses
- Annual training for ANR employees who use experimental pesticides
Want to make sure you receive notification of upcoming UC Pesticide Policy trainings? Please fill out this survey to ensure you are on our mailing list: Pesticide Safety Training Needs Survey.
University of California Statement of Ethical Values and Standards of Ethical Conduct
In October 2005, the University of California Office of the President released UC's Statement of Ethical Values and Standards of Ethical Conduct (PDF 96K). Web-based training on these documents will be piloted in 2006. See the cover letter attached to these documents for further details about the planned online training and who will be required to complete it.
OPIC Training Information 2016
The Office of Pesticide Information and Coordination (OPIC) is in the process of setting dates, times and locations for its annual ANR Pesticide Policy Update Trainings. Additional locations and dates will be added as they are confirmed.
These trainings are intended for campus, field station and county-based UC ANR personnel that apply experimental pesticides either on UC property or on cooperators' land. ANR leadership has expressed a desire for all personnel handling pesticides in research and demonstration settings to attend this training. Registration will open soon.
|Lindcove REC||Wednesday, January 20, 2016||1-4 pm|
|Kearney REC||Thursday, January 21, 2016||9 am-12 pm|
|UCCE Monterey**||Tuesday, February 23, 2016||11 am-2 pm|
|UC Riverside||Wednesday, March 16, 2016||9:30 am-12:30 pm|
|UC ANR, Davis**||Friday, March 18, 2016||9 am-12 pm|
|IREC, Tule Lake**||Wednesday, March 30, 2016||9 am-12 pm|
|Distance Learning||Tuesday, April 5, 2016||9 am-12 pm|
**EH&S will be conducting respirator fit testing at these locations.
Please visit the IPM website for pesticide safety related trainings throughout the year. You may also fill out the Pesticide Safety Training Needs survey and be added to our mailing list.
Lisa Blecker, Pesticide Safety Education and OPIC Coordinator, conducted the ANR Pesticide Policy Training in Davis on March 6, 2015. If you missed the training or would like to review some information, here is the link to the video.
You can find the 2015 PowerPoint presentation here.
If you prefer the PDF version, you can find it here.
OPIC Staff List
Pesticide Information & Coordination
Statewide IPM Program
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8620
Phone: (530) 752-3912
Fax: (530) 752-9336