Customers are directed to the Department of Agricultural, Weights, and Measures for information on the Grower’s List/Pesticide Use, Certified Producer, and Organic programs, and to the Farm Bureau for enrollment in the Ag. Order.
These are all programs that are geared toward commercial agriculture. Here is some additional information regarding these programs.
- The Grower’s List/Pesticide Use is a state program administered through our department for those in our county, specifically through the Pesticide Regulation Program. It is for those who apply pesticides. This program’s contact information: 858-694-8980 PRP.AWM@sdcounty.ca.gov
- The Certified Producer’s program is generally for those who sell their produce at Certified Farmers’ Markets. The organic program is for producers who grow their produce organically. They are both state programs, but inspections, etc. for those in San Diego County are handled through our Agricultural Standards program. This program’s contact information: 858-614-7786 AgStandards.AWM@sdcounty.ca.gov
- The Farm Bureau for information regarding enrollment with SDRWQCB’s Ag. Order. That is a good place to start, but there are other options for people to enroll via a 3rd party, although most do enroll through the Farm Bureau.
Below are; a fact sheet and flow chart from the SD Farm Bureau to better understand the process; a brochure from the SD County Department of Agriculture, Weights, and Measures explains more about the program; and the SD Water Authority program handbook with information on eligibility, guidelines, and procedures for administering the PSAWR Program.Enrollment Flowchart.pdfSDRILG Factsheet.pdfAgriculture info trifold.pdfPSAWR 2021 Handbook