Sutter, Yuba Ag Commissioners team with Farm Bureau to host pesticide spray education program

Sutter County Fire personnel demonstrated a Pesticide Incident Triage tent at the annual Spray Safe training hosted by the Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau in cooperation with the Sutter County and Yuba County Agricultural Departments in Yuba City on Wednesday. Approximately 180 people attended the event at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds.

The Sutter County Agricultural Department joined hands with the Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau and the Yuba County Agricultural Department to host the annual Spray Safe pesticide training in Yuba City on Wednesday.

Approximately 180 people, including 50 primarily Spanish speaking individuals, participated in the training.

According to Sutter County Ag Commissioner Lisa Herbert, said the program is conducted across the state to bring awareness about safe and effective use of pesticides on crops. Brian Leahy, Director of the California Department of Pesticide Regulations, was the keynote speaker.

Topics included pesticide safety, safety around schools, saving money and time while reducing spray drift, preserving water safety, worker safety, heat illness, and orchard spray drift management,