Pesticides and PARC

​​​​Visit this page to stay current on the most recent pesticide-related issues, topics, and publications. See pesticide stories and news releases on the ODA news blog​. See archived information on the Advisories and Newsletters webpage​.

Pesticide advisories 



Regarding use of pesticides for onion maggot control in onion cull piles awaiting burial​​. ODA Pesticides Program has identified EPA-labeled insecticides​ that can be legally applied specifically to onion cull piles (either directly to the pile or to areas surrounding the pile) for onion maggot control. 

Bulletins and news

ODA Pesticide Bulletin​

ODA Pesticide Bulletin — Fall Issue (2017)

In this issue: Stakeholder groups offer suggestions for Worker Protection Standard; ODA eradication projects take aim at gypsy moths and Japanese beetles; a look at the Pesticide Safety Education Program; Pesticide use at schools: an overview and a new Integrated Pest Management resource; don't wait to earn recertification credits; take precautions when you spray to avoid damage by dicamba; plus, fertilizer and pesticide violation lists. Pesticide fall newsletter

ODA Pesticide Bulletin — Spring Issue (2017)

In this issue: Information about Alexis Taylor, ODA's new director; ODA and Oregon State University developing a voluntary pollinator plan; changes ahead for the Worker Protection Standard; issues surrounding chlorpyrifos; knowing what your license allows; plus, fertilizer and pesticide violation lists. Pesticide spring newsletter

​​Worker Protection Standard update: February 2017

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) will adopt most of a set of updated pesticide rules​, to protect Oregon farm workers and those who handle pesticides.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​