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Click on the blue bar to use the Agrian label lookup tool.  With this tool, you can type product names to find up-to-date label and MSDS information or by clicking on the Advanced tab (top right) you can use the dropdown fields to search for specific product information by manufacturer, state, pest or active ingredient.”  For technical support and to learn more about the Agrian field suite, call (559) 437-5700.

 

Agricultural Air & Water Quality Booklets

Please contact the FCFB office at (559) 237-0263, if you would like to receive a copy of the following booklets.

The 16-page, user-friendly workbook, "Agricultural Air Quality: Conservation Management Practices (CMP) for San Joaquin Valley Farms," makes the mandatory reporting and compliance process as easy as possible, including the necessary forms and applications. The 16-page workbook provides information about conservation management practices in laymen's terms, along with descriptive details and extensive photos illustrating how farmers can reduce PM10 emissions from field activities.

The Agricultural Air Quality booklet has been recognized and received awards from the following organizations:

  • Region 9 of the United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • The Central California Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America
  • The American Lung Association

 

The 16-page, user-friendly workbook,"Agricultural Water Quality: Management Practices for San Joaquin Valley Farms," details information on the different types of pollution associated with water quality, how water quality relates to the Valley, and water quality regulations in California. The booklet also details important information regarding Waste Discharge Requirements, and brings awareness to the day-to-day activities that negatively affect water quality. The booklet breaks down each type of the types of pollution that affect water quality. It also illustrates some options for farmers on how they can implement changes on their local farm.

The following crop-specific brochures are also available for the agricultural water quality booklet: (the brochures may be downloaded through the CURES web site.)

  • Cotton
  • Table, Raisin & Wine Grapes
  • Pyrethroid Insecticides - Orchard Crops

Also available is a Housekeeping Informational sheet regarding Pesticide Mixing, Loading and Application BMPs.

The Agricultural Water Quality booklet has been recognized and received awards from the following organization:

  • The Central California Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America

 

Respirator Protection Program

For many years the Federal Worker Protection Standard has required that pesticide labels carry information on the type of respiratory protection required to safely handle and apply a product.

In 2008 California implemented strict new rules that update past state regulations that make them consistent with Cal / OSHA respiratory protection regulations. As in the past these rules carry stiff monetary penalties when proper respiratory protection is not used by employees.

The rules mandate that farmers develop and maintain for each employee a written Respiratory Protection Program. This publication highlights important aspects for farmers to understand and follow to remain in compliance.

Please contact the FCFB office at (559) 237-0263, if you would like to receive a copy of the publication.

The publication was developed by CURES with support from Syngenta. The publication may also be downloaded from their web site.