The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has recognized eight groups with IPM Innovator awards for their practices in reducing pesticide use.

They include the Central Coast Vineyard Team, Paso Robles; Community Alliance with Family Farmers, Davis; Marrone Bio Innovations, Davis; and Spring Mountain Vineyard, Napa County, according to a news release.

Since the award was established in 1994, more than 100 groups have been recognized.

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