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Fumigant-free Farming by 2020

With science highlighting the risks of soil fumigant pesticides, California’s farmers are in need of new tools to control soil pests. The future resilience and continued prosperity of California agriculture depend on a commitment from the Governor and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation to support farmers in a transition to innovative, safe and profitable replacements for hazardous fumigants by 2020.

There are many promising replacement technologies for fumigant pesticides, but they need support to become market-ready. 

Read more about the hazards of fumigant pesticides.

Investing in Innovation: A Policy Roadmap for Resilient, Prosperous Fumigant-Free Farming in California
April 9th, 2013
Farmers, scientists and health advocates release policy recommendations urging California to adopt a clear timeline and allocate necessary resources to transition all crops in the state off of fumigants by 2020.