SELF-AUDIT of Saticoy Berry Farms

Pest Control
Code Question Yes No N/A Severity
5.01 Is a state licensed Pest Control Advisor (PCA) or an equvalent professional's recommendations obtained prior to applying pesticides? 5 -5 0 C
5.02 Is a state licensed custom applicator's services utilized for applications? 3 3 0 N/A
5.03 Does the farm have a state certified or county licensed employee for in-house pesticide applications?
5
-5
0
C
5.04 Is the water source used for pesticide applications potable?
10
-10
0
B
5.04a Does the farmer have a letter of guarantee for the water from the contract applicator?
3
0
0
C
5.05 Have Safe Operating Procedures (SOPs) been developed for pesticide applicators?
5
0
0
C
5.06 Does the farming operation follow a 100% pesticide application reporting program of those items required to be reported by state guidelines?
15
-15
0
A
5.07 Are pesticide application records available for review?
3
0
0
C
5.07a Are pesticide application records current?
3
0
0
C
5.08 Of the pesticides used, are they restriced to those registered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency?
20
-20
0
A
5.09 Are pesticides applications restriced by the guidelines established by the product label as well as state and federal laws and regulations?
20
-20
0
A
5.09a Are pesticide applications limited by EPA and state guidelines designed to protect potential ground water contamination?
5
0
0
C
5.09b Is harvesting restricted by time intervals established by the US EPA as stated on the product's label?
20
-20
0
A
5.09c Is employee reentry limited by guidelines established by the registrant and approved by the US EPA as stated on the product's label?
10
-10
0
B
5.09d Are fields posted when category one materials are applied?
5
0
0
C
5.09e Are ground and aerial pesticide applications restricted when wind gusts are excessive?
5
0
0
C
5.10 If pesticide containers are stored on the property are they stored in a secure location?
3
0
0
C
5.11 Are empty pesticide containers disposed of according to the label, or state requirements?
3
0
0
C
5.12 Have SOPs been developed for routine pesticide application equipment inspections and replacement?
5
0
0
C
5.13 Is an Integrated Pest management program established?
3
3
0
N/A
5.14 If the farm is operating under organic principles, do all pesticides used comply with the California Organic Foods Act and the Federal Organic Foods Production Act?
7
-7
0
C
5.14a Are organic pesticide application records current?
3
0
0
C
5.14b Are organic pesticide application records current?
3
0
0
C