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File #: 20-050    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/10/2020 Departments: AGRICULTURE\WEIGHTS & MEASURES
On agenda: 2/25/2020 Final action: 2/25/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture for detection and trapping of regulated insect pests that can significantly affect agricultural crops and the environment for FY 2019-20 in an amount not to exceed $639,953.
Attachments: 1. 20200211_a_Pest Detection.pdf, 2. 20200211_r_Pest Detection.pdf, 3. 20200211_att1_CCC Form.pdf, 4. 20200211_att2_Civil Rights Form.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Fred W. Crowder, Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer
Subject: Agreement (#19-0266) with the California Department of Food and Agriculture for detection and trapping of regulated insect pests that can significantly affect agricultural crops and the environment for FY 2019-20 in an amount not to exceed $639,953

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture for detection and trapping of regulated insect pests that can significantly affect agricultural crops and the environment for FY 2019-20 in an amount not to exceed $639,953.

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BACKGROUND:
On December 1, 1981, your Board approved the first agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to initiate the insect Pest Detection Trapping Program. The agreement has been renewed each year. The statewide insect pest detection trapping program protects the agricultural industry, home gardens, and the environment by providing early detection of exotic state regulated pests that may be introduced into California.

DISCUSSION:
The County will receive $639,953 under agreement #19-0266 as reimbursement for personnel hours expended on Exotic Pest Detection Trapping Program activities during FY 2019-20. The lateness of this agreement was due to delays at CDFA. San Mateo County pest detection program staff place and monitor 697 Medfly traps, 555 Mexican fruit fly traps, and 1,888 other pest traps per year (e.g. Japanese beetle, gypsy moth, Oriental fruit fly, and melon fly). The insect traps are placed throughout the County on residential and rural properties and are serviced at regular intervals from April through November. In the past five years, Pest Detection staff have intercepted Mediterranean, Oriental, Peach and Guava fruit flies, as well as Asian Citrus Psyllid which resulted in eradication projects ...

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