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04/19/2017

Commissioner Glenn Fankhauser has announced that 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017 is the date establishing 75% petal fall for all citrus North of 7th Standard Road.

03/20/2017

Assistant Director Glenn T. Fankhauser has announced that 12:01 a.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017 is the date establishing 10% bloom stage for all citrus South of 7th Standard Road.

03/17/2017

The Kern County Department of Agriculture and Measurement Standards announces its 2017 Spring Applicator Continuing Education Presentations. They will begin April 4, 2017. For more information about these Continuing Education Sessions including times, dates, and locations, please see the English and Spanish Announcements.

02/01/2017

Effective immediately the Kern County Agricultural Commissioner has adopted new 1,3-Dichloropropene (1,3-D or Telone) Field Fumigant Permit Conditions. Please review the new 1,3-D Permit Conditions and be aware that applications of 1,3-D products now require a 48 hour Notice of Intent.

01/27/2017

The Kern County Agricultural Commisioner is proud to announce the annual 2017 Spray Safe event to be held at the Kern County Fairgrounds on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

01/25/2017

The Kern County Department of Agriculture and Measurement Standards announces it has taken enforcement action against a Bakersfield landscaper who was illegally storing pesticides in a soda bottle.

01/23/2017

Kern County Farm Bureau will host an open forum to foster and promote protection of honeybees in our agricultural setting on January 25, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. at the Kern County Agriculture Pavilion on 3300 East Belle Terrace in Bakersfield.

11/29/2016

2017 Restricted Material Permit/Op ID issuance will begin December 12, 2016. Growers may call for an appointment beginning November 29, 2016.

11/29/2016

All licensed individuals and companies intending to do business in Kern County must register annually. All registrations expire December 31st of each calendar year. Before performing any work in Kern County for the 2017 calendar year, you must first be registered for that calendar year. You may register now for 2017. Information and forms are available on our website for the following licenses:
Farm Labor Contractor,
Maintenance Gardener,
Pest Control Advisor,
Pest Control Business,
Pest Control Pilot, and
Structural Pest Control Business.

11/29/2016

Beekeepers doing business in Kern County are required to register with the County before January 30 each year. Information and forms are available on our website for Apiary Registration.

10/12/2016

CA-DPR has proposed a new regulation requiring growers to notify public K-12 schools, child day care facilities, and county agricultural commissioners when certain pesticide applications are made for the production of an agricultural commodity near a schoolsite. Read the Notice of Proposed Regulatory Action,
Text of Proposed Regulation,
Statement of Reasons, and
Economic Impact.




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