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Pesticide Use Enforcement

Recycle the Jug Trailer Full of Plastic The Pesticide Use Enforcement Division provides for the proper, safe, and efficient use of pesticides essential for production of food and fiber and for protection of the public health and safety. It also protects the environment from potentially harmful pesticides by prohibiting, regulating or ensuring proper stewardship of pesticides. An important component of the program focuses on agricultural and pest control workers, ensuring safe working conditions, use of proper protective equipment and training for employees who work with or around pesticides. Other components of the program include pesticide use reporting, incident investigations, outreach activities promoting best management practices, and monitoring applications in the field.

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New Paraquat Label Requirements


New labeling states that paraquat handlers, mixers and loaders must now be a certified applicator and must complete the online paraquat EPA training module. Paraquat Dichloride products that enter the market place after November 14th, 2019 are required to have the new labels; some older product may still be in the channels of trade. The EPA training module certification can be found at:

Please provide a copy of your or your employee’s certification to our office.



Meetings / Training / Events


Kill The Bug Recycle The Jug

To date, we have recycled 93,870 lbs. of pesticide containers in 2018! We now have recycled a grand total of 1,061,277 lbs. of pesticide containers since 2007!! Good job Sutter County growers, and thank you for participating.


IMPORTANT: All Private Applicator Certificate holders are required to obtain six hours of continuing education hours every three years; of which two hours must be in Laws and Regulations. The Sutter County Agricultural Commissioner's Office will host four meetings starting in November to assist in this requirement . Each class will be worth three hours of continuing education hours, pending approval. See the 2018 Continuing Education Schedule below for more information.

Contact Sutter County Agricultural Office at (530) 822-7503 for information

Sutter County Environmental Contamination / Worker Safety Suspected Violation Hotline

Business Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
(530) 822-7503
Sheriff Dispatch (After Hours & Holidays):
(530) 822-7307

Related Links


Commercial Links

To submit pesticide use reports electronically, visit By clicking on the Agrian link, you will be leaving the Sutter County website and will be redirected to Agrian.

Division Staff

  • Chris Ramirez, Agricultural Biologist II
  • Kim Hicks, Agricultural Biologist III
  • Rebecca Mendonza, Agricultural Biologist III
  • Sean Nelson, Agricultural Biologist III
  • Tyler Flynn, Agricultural Biologist I

Office Hours


Contact Information

Deputy Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer:
Scott Bowden
142 Garden Highway
Yuba City, CA  95991
Phone Number:
(530) 822-7503
Fax Number:
(530) 822-7510
Notice of Intent:
(530) 822-7507