Broad-Spectrum Pesticide Use Declines by 66%

WATSONVILLE, Calif. During the past decade, California's conventional fruit and vegetable growers cut their usage of broad-based, highly regulated chemical pesticides by 66%, and have been transitioning to more targeted pest and disease controlled options, including some methods approved for the production of organic foods, according to a recent report published by the Alliance for Food and Farming.

WATSONVILLE, Calif. — During the past decade, California's conventional fruit and vegetable growers cut their usage of broad-based, highly regulated chemical pesticides by 66%, and have been transitioning to more targeted pest and disease controlled options, including some methods approved for the production of organic foods, according to a recent report published by the Alliance for Food and Farming.

Specifically, “Pesticide Use Trends in California Agriculture” cites data fro

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