Director of California Department of Pesticide Regulation Visits San Diego

AWM Hosts Director's Visit

California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) Director Brian Leahy visited San Diego County on January 8, 2013. DPR and Agriculture, Weights and Measures (AWM) share a common mission: to protect human health and the environment by regulating pesticide use and fostering reduced-risk pest management. DPR provides oversight and support for local enforcement through the County Agricultural Commissioners. Leahy visited AWM’s pesticide regulation team, toured a production nursery and a cut flower operation and spoke at a meeting of the San Diego Pest Control Operators of California. His interest in local concerns and openness in sharing his perspective help foster a collaborative relationship between AWM and related industries.