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***


NEW!  The 2018 Crop Statistics and Report for the County of San Diego has been released.  Please see this article for more information and a link to the report.

NEW! The San Diego County Citrus Pest Control District will meet on Thursday October 3, 2019 at 1:00 PM in the conference room of the San Diego County Farm Bureau office located at 420 South Broadway, Escondido, CA. An agenda is available.

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NEW! The County of San Diego Pesticide Regulation Program will be sponsoring a pesticide container recycling event on Saturday, October 26th, 2019, at EDCO Recycling in San Marcos.   Please see this flyer for more information.

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NEW! Effective July 1, 2019, some fees will be changing at the Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures (AWM). Please see our  fees page to view letters detailing which fees have changed.

The San Diego County Citrus Pest Control District will be meeting on July 11th, 2019 at 1PM.  The meeting will be held at the San Diego County Farm Bureau, located at 420 S. Broadway, Suite 200, Escondido, CA 92025

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The County of San Diego’s Air Pollution Control District (APCD) has helped agricultural equipment owners in San Diego County get cleaner engines, new equipment, and retrofit technologies to reduce diesel emissions through the Carl Moyer Program. Businesses have benefited from financial assistance to modernize their equipment while reducing diesel emissions. Grant applications will be accepted August 7 through September 20th 2019. Apply through the APCD Citizen Access online application system, see this flyer for more information, contact APCD for more information at (858) 586-2600,, or subscribe to the Grants and Incentive Electronic Newsletter.


Virulent Newcastle Disease (VND) Outbreak in Backyard and Commercial Poultry in Southern California

***There was a new detection of virulent Newcastle disease (VND) on August 30 at a property in central San Diego County. This is the first detection of VND in San Diego County since this incident began in May 2018.

Newcastle disease is a highly contagious, agriculturally dangerous, bird-killing virus of which there is no cure.

Bird owners should immediately contact the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) hotline at 866-922-BIRD (2473) if they spot symptoms in their birds including: coughing, sneezing, nasal discharge, tremors, twisting of the neck and sudden death.

The current areas affected are in the counties of Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, and Ventura.  Map of VND Detections Table of Detections

For more information and updates on VND and how to protect your flock please visit the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Animal Health and Food Safety Services, Animal Health Branch website.



USDA California Farm Service Agency Opens Office Space in San Diego County to Assists Farmers and Ranchers Needs.  FSA office hours are 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. FSA office located at 900 Canterbury Place, Escondido, CA 92025.  Please see this press release for more information.

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Agriculture, Weights and Measures

Shared Mission

Promoting a thriving agricultural community, healthy residents and balanced environment.  Supporting a fair marketplace and consumer confidence in the accuracy of product weight, measure and price.

We serve you by protecting public health, the environment and local agriculture.

Here is a sample of what we do: 

  • Ensure the safe use of pesticides and investigate illnesses
  • Prevent the establishment of pests that require pesticide controls, sting or severely injure people, or inhibit growing fresh nutritious fruits, vegetables and other plants
  • Promote the use of effective biocontrol measures
  • Regulate organic growers, certified producers and certified farmers’ markets to allow local marketing of fresh commodities
  • Ensure accurate net quantity of packaged goods and accuracy of commercial weighing, measuring and scanning devices
  • Protect people from injury and disease caused by wildlife

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