Paul Helliker, director of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation will be the keynote speaker at the California Plant Health Association's two-day pesticides regulations course scheduled July 31-Aug. 1 in Sacramento.

Co-hosted by the American Crop Protection Association, California Department of Pesticide Regulation and Consumer Specialty Products Association, the meeting will feature seven sessions, including breakout sessions on the second day of the course.

Course highlights will include sessions on pesticide registration and enforcement, data requirements and standards, processes for antimicrobial, biochemical, microbial and reduced-risk pesticides, concurrent registrations with USEPA and Canada, impacts of the Food Quality Protection Act, treated articles, internet sales, the Endangered Species Act and California's Proposition 65.

Meeting registration fees are $225 for CPHA, ACPA and CSPA members; $125 for growers, commodity groups and government personnel; and $300 for all others. Registration fees include conference materials, luncheon and evening reception.

To register, contact the CPHA office at 1801 I Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814. CPHA may be reached by telephone at (916) 446-3316; by fax at (916) 446-3067; e-mail at vincew@cpha.net; or register online at www.cpha.net.