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KERN COUNTY 2/13/01 661-868---6300 fax: 661-868-6301
1001 South Mt. Vernon Ave., Bakersfield 93307
I spoke with Deputy Commissioner, Jack Marks
Ag. Comm. is Ted Davis
M: I heard spraying will be done any time in Kern Cty. Re: the GWSS
J: It's wet-no spraying at the moment. There's the General Beale Rd. Pilot Project plan in Ag. areas to try to come up with control. We'll be using Baythroid; Lorsban; Pyrin (he didn't know active ingredient when I asked. I found out later it's another pyrethrin-based insecticide); Admire. And IPM is being considered on citrus as well.
There's a Kern-Tulare GWSS Task Force. It meets sometimes, when we need it.
M: When did you in Kern County become aware of the GWSS?
J: About 3 years ago.
M: When was infestation called?
J: Infestation was called, I assume, last year, when state decided on what was an infestation.
-He thinks workplan is approved-not official yet.
-I asked for a copy; he told me I can get it from CDFA.
-He pointed out that they are working with the USDA and CDFA.