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Nominations open for Integrated Pest Management Achievement Awards

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is accepting nominations for its annual Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Achievement Awards. Nominations will be accepted through June 30, 2024. 

The DPR IPM Achievement Awards honor the innovations and achievements of individuals and organizations leading in the adoption of safe, effective, and sustainable IPM practices in agricultural, urban, and wildland settings throughout California. IPM—any approach that uses the least toxic yet effective method to solve pest problems—is a foundational element of the state’s approach to accelerate a systemwide transition to more sustainable pest management.

DPR is seeking nominations that reflect IPM and SPM practices and leadership by and for Californians of all cultural and economic backgrounds, and inclusive of all settings where pests need to be managed, including urban centers, agricultural areas, and wildlands. Examples of IPM practices used by past recipients include managing a successful regenerative farm, applying new technology to traditional IPM techniques, and facilitating pest management communication and education for urban settings.

Nominations may be submitted here.

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