We hope everyone has been able to enjoy how particularly gorgeous our rivers are right now. While the late rains gave us growing pains, we are looking forward to taking advantage of the waters in the coming heat. Same goes for preparing yourself for onsite compliance and pending inspections, a little growing pain now will translate into cool waters come agency calls.
We hope this finds you well and in swing, tending your gardens and enjoying the lengthening days.
For this edition we are focusing on pesticide considerations and requirements. Contact the ever helpful folks at the county Ag department if you haven't yet taken steps to comply with pesticide handling regulations by setting up your farm operator identifications and obtaining pesticide applicator certification. As a commercial farmer you are required to know and follow pesticide regulations at the local, state and federal levels.
Spring is popping! This edition outlines Track and Trace requirements as SICPA/CalOrgin transitions, and the basics of METRC onboarding. We’ll also take a quick look at annual applications under review.
As winter tests culverts and fills water storage, seeds are popping and plantings are being planned. In this edition of The Understory, we wanted to root into some operational components of sourcing and transporting plants.
If not starting seeds or cutting your own clones, plants must be acquired, and have the supporting documentation from, licensed wholesale or retail nurseries. Plants cannot be legally transferred from other licensee’s “home nurseries” unless they hold a nursery license AND have local allowance for wholesale/retail sales.