The recent Western Plant Health Regulatory Conference in Sacramento highlighted some of the storms on agriculture’s horizon, including emerging regulations related to irrigated lands throughout California and issues facing bee colonies. Speakers at the event included the heads of several California regulatory agencies.
California beekeeper Gene Brandi, left, talks about issues affecting his bee colonies with John Fournier, regulatory manager with Marone Bio Innovations, center, and Wayne Beyer, regulatory affairs specialist with pbi Gordon Corporation.
Mary-Ann Warmerdam, regulatory affairs leader for The Clorox Company, questions regulatory speakers during a surface water discussion at the Western Plant Health Association’s regulatory conference in Sacramento.
Water regulations on irrigated lands is a major issue facing California growers. Those speaking to the issue at a recent Western Plant Health Association Regulatory Conference included, from left, Joe Karkoski of the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, and grower representatives Parry Klassen and Kay Mercer.