The California Department of Pesticide Regulation is seeking nominations to honor innovations and achievements of sustainable integrated pest management (IPM) practices.

The annual Integrated Pest Management Achievement Awards recognize organizations or individuals who are leading safe and effective adoption of IPM practices in various environments – agricultural, urban or woodland settings across California.

The award aims to reflect cultural and economic diversity of Californians and is applicable to all settings where pest management is necessary.

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Previous examples of award-winning practices include regenerative farming, new technology applications, pest management curriculum development and urban education initiatives. 

IPM is considered crucial for maintaining California's position as the top food exporter and the second-largest forested state in the country.

Nominations are being accepted through June 30.