Lisa Blecker, Pesticide Safety Education and OPIC Coordinator, conducted the ANR Pesticide Policy Training in Davis on March 17, 2017. If you missed the training or would like to review some information, here is the link to the video.
You can find the 2017 PowerPoint presentation here.
If you prefer the PDF version, you can find it here.
Handouts used in the 2017 trainings are found here.
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
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OPIC Training Information 2018
The Office of Pesticide Information and Coordination (OPIC) has opened registration for its ANR Pesticide Policy Update trainings in 2018. 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.
Some trainings are co-scheduled with a 1 hour Respirator Safety Training conducted by UC ANR Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), and respirator fit testing. Contact Malenda Maccree if you need more details (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Topics to be covered:
- Requirements and responsibilities for conducting pesticide experiments at UC ANR
- Pesticide applicator licensing requirements
- Permit requirements
- Notification requirements
- Pesticide use recommendations
- Pesticide safety
- Employee training
Registration is online only 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