The Alameda County Department of Agriculture / Weights and Measures promotes the Alameda County agricultural industry, protects the environment and the general public, and provides buyers and sellers a fair marketplace. We are the local enforcement authority for the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.
Our mission is to:
- Ensure the safe and responsible use of pesticides by farmers, pest control operators, government, industry, and the general public.
- Prevent the introduction, establishment, and spread of harmful insects, plant diseases, weeds, and other pests.
- Ensure that commercial transactions based on weight or volume are performed on accurate and appropriate equipment.
- TV story on Japanese dodder, KPIX, November 3, 2014
- Alameda County Agriculture Staff Intercept Significant Pests from Florida (PDF - 48kB)
- Buying Commercial Scales On The Internet (PDF - 444kB)