Office of Pesticide Consultation and Analysis (OPCA) Conference


The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) will be hosting its first annual public conference for the Office of Pesticide Consultation and Analysis (OPCA). OPCA provides consultation to the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) with a focus on the economic analysis of potential pesticide regulatory impacts and pest management alternatives that may mitigate impacts on production agriculture in California. OPCA also offers several grant programs to further biological alternatives to addressing pests in agricultural systems. OPCA is a program under the CDFA Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation.

  • The two-day conference will take place virtually from 9:00 am to 12:15 pm on both June 28, 2021 and June 29, 2021.
  • Meeting agenda is available here .
  • California Department of Pesticide Regulation Continuing Education (CE) credits have been approved for Day 1 (1 hr L, 0.5 hr O) and Day 2 (0.5 hr L, 1.5 hr O)

Introductory comments will be provided by Secretary Karen Ross, California Department of Food and Agriculture and Assistant Director Karen Morrison, Pesticide Programs Division, California Department of Pesticide Regulation. The conference will provide an overview of the history of OPCA, what OPCA does, summaries of recent regulatory reports, and overviews of OPCA’s grant programs. The audience will hear from grant awardees on their OPCA grant-funded research projects, a panel on how research can be translated into practice, and from agricultural economists working with OPCA. There will be opportunities for questions, comments, and feedback throughout the meeting.

Speakers include: Dr. Mark Hoddle, University of California, Riverside; Dr. Kent Daane, University of California, Berkeley; Dr. Michael Horak, Western Region IR-4 Program; Parry Klassen, Coalition for Urban Rural Environmental Stewardship; Hanna Kahl, Community Alliance with Family Farmers; Al Stehly, Stehly Grove Management, Inc; Dr. Tor Tolhurst, Purdue University; Dr. Rachael Goodhue, University of California, Davis; Dr. Brittney Goodrich, University of California, Davis

GoToWebinar
Please register for Office of Pesticide Consultation and Analysis Annual Conference on Jun 28, 2021 9:00 AM PDT at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/981688376789910284

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Questions? Email cdfa.eo_oefi_opca@cdfa.ca.gov.

CE Credit
In order to receive credit, you will need to submit your license number and contact information and get at least a 70% on a final exam at the end of each day. Credits for each day are being awarded separately. If you have questions about receiving credit, please email cdfa.eo_oefi_opca@cdfa.ca.gov.