El Dorado and Alpine Counties
Department of Agriculture
Weights and Measures
To protect, enhance, and promote the preservation of agriculture and the environment, sustain public health, safety, and the welfare of all citizens, all the while providing consumer and marketplace protection through the fair and equitable enforcement of laws and regulations.
Our staff is dedicated to assisting the residents of El Dorado County through our various programs and services, including, but not limited to: pesticide registration and regulation, nursery inspections and compliance, organic production, pest detection, weed abatement, crop statistics, wildlife services, land use information, and consumer and business protection through our weights and measures program.
From this site you will be able to find links to the extensive collection of programs performed by our department, upcoming events, and regional items of interest. Scroll down for announcements and press releases.
♦ The 2016 El Dorado County Winegrape Survey results have been released. Click here
to download a copy.
CDFA is partnering with USDA/NASS in promoting the 2017 Census of Agriculture, which will begin in just a few months. Taking part in the census is an opportunity for California’s farmers and ranchers to make a positive impact on their operations and communities by helping tell the story of US agriculture and the significant role California plays in that story. Click here
to sign up online.
Find more information on the census by reading the USDA/NASS brochure here
♦2015 El Dorado and Alpine Counties Crop Report is now available by clicking here
♦California's Department of Pesticide Regulations (DPR) has recently released proposed regulations regarding pesticide applications by production agricultural operations within a quarter (1/4) mile of K-12 schools and child day-care facilities in California.
These proposed regulations only affect agricultural production operations. Homeowners who grow crops for personal use, maintenance gardener businesses, and structural pest control businesses will not be affected.
The link to DPR's webpage with these proposed regulations can be found by clicking here
The proposed regulation's notice can be downloaded as a PDF file by clicking here
The proposed regulation's text can be downloaded as a PDF file by clicking here
♦Got Wild Pigs? UC Cooperative Extension wants to hear from you. Although many anecdotes of wild pig damage have been shared by landowners and farmers, official estimates of porcine damage occurring on agricultural lands are not well defined and are highly variable. To get a more accurate picture of the wild pig problem in California, UC Cooperative Extension is conducting a survey of landowners and ranchers statewide.
Please click here
to fill out the survey.
♦USDA informational document, "Bark Beetles in California Conifers. Are Your Trees Susceptible?" can be downloaded by clicking here. ♦Financial assistance is available for re-planting grapevines affected by Red Blotch Disease. Click here for more information.
Regarding the El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) Small Farm Irrigation Rate
California Department of Food and Agriculture's Drought Resources Webpage
The Food Safety Modernization Act May Affect You. Learn more by clicking on the below attachments.
Food Safety Fact Sheet #1
Food Safety Fact Sheet #2
Food Safety Fact Sheet #3
Items of Interest