NEW! Desert Knapweed (Volutaria) Information and IPC Website

A handout with information about Volutaria is now available on the AWM IPC (Integrated Pest Control) Website.

NEW! Stop Use Order for EcoMight-Pro and EcoMight’s Whack Out Weeds Herbicide

On July 30, 2021 the state issued a warning to organic farmers against using herbicides labeled W.O.W Whack Out Weeds! and EcoMight-Pro distributed by the EcoMight as lab test show that these products labeled as organic, natural and glyphosate-free do in fact contain potentially hazardous materials. For more information please see the press release, California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Stop Use Order, and California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s Notice of Advisement below:



NOTICE OF ADVISEMENT - Enforcement CAC Letter 2021-11

NEW! Pilot Project for Alternative Herbicides Stakeholder Meeting

On July 28, 2021 the Department of Agriculture Weights and Measures held a public meeting on the progress of the Weed Control Alternative Pilot Project. The recording of the meeting is posted below along with the a copy of the presentation.

Weed Control Alternative Pilot Project Presentation (Video)

Weed Control Alternative Pilot Project Presentation (PDF)

NEW! Pesticide Container Recycling Event (October 2021)

The County of San Diego Pesticide Regulation Program will be hosting a Pesticide Container Recycling Event on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021.  Please see this flyer for more information.  Due to the changing situation with COVID-19, please check our website for updates prior to the event. 

AWM Lobbies at County Operations Center in San Diego and San Marcos Office Fully Reopen June 15th

The Department of Agriculture Weights and Measures (AWM) will fully re-open its lobby at the County Operations Center and its San Marcos Office starting June 15th . The lobby will be open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday thru Friday. Because the health and safety of our customers and associates remains our top priority we will be re-opening lobbies in accordance with regulatory requirements, best safety practices and other considerations.

While the lobby will be open we would still like to take the opportunity to remind you of the online services that are currently offered by AWM and encourage you take advantage of these services:   

  • If you have questions regarding payment or the status of your registration:

Citizen Access is a website with online services to  search records, and  pay for existing permit (record) fees.

Payment Online :  For online payments, click  Citizen Access.  Go to the AWM tab, then in the General Search section, enter the Record Number (printed on invoice) in the Record Number field and click Search.  Scroll down to see the results, in the Action Column click on "Pay Fee Due", then click on "Continue with Application", and select one of the Payment options. Online payment instructions are available.

***Online payments can only be made on existing permits (records) Online payments can be by EFT(Electronic Fund Transfer) or by credit card (Visa, Master Card)

  • Plant and insect submittals can also be done through virtual services. Please click the link below and follow the directions on how you can submit a plant or insect sample:

How to Submit a Plant or Insect Sample to the Lab

AWM is offering many other services through a virtual platform so please feel free to call us at 858-614-7700 or email us at and we will accommodate your request. If translation services or language access is needed please call and let the staff know and your needs will be accommodated.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The COVID-19 Vaccination became available for the Food and Agriculture Sector on February 27th. See the linked information for Agricultural Workers and who to contact, how to determine if you are eligible for the vaccination, and where you can obtain the vaccination. The following links have the necessary information:

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

COVID-19 Vaccination Agricultural Workers

NEW! Find links to the most up to date information for growers and residents on our Citrus Quarantine Program page  ***Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) and Huanglongbing (HLB) Information***

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Please see the California Department of Agriculture’s (CDFA) Notice (linked below) of the statewide quarantine of the product AGRO GOLD WS which is within the box that contains the organic herbicide WEEDSLAYER. CDFA’s State Organic Program has issued a STOP USE on the products.

CDFA SOP Notice to Organic Operations 

NEW! Organic Training Available

UCANR is offering free organic online training to farmers who want to learn organic production practices for California. The program provides a combination of written content, videos and do-it-yourself exercises that allow students to follow along at their own pace and test their grasp of the knowledge. To obtain a link to the training, submit a request at

Nursery License Renewal Late Fees

AWM would like to share some information provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) on nursery license fees.  The guidance provides direction on how to avoid a late payment charge when renewing your nursery license.

CDFA Guidance on Nursery License Registration Late Fees