Vertebrate Pest Control Research Advisory Committee

Welcome to the website for the Vertebrate Pest Control Research Advisory Committee, or VPCRAC for short. This site is the information outlet for VPCRAC and provides users with information regarding the mission and research of VPCRAC.

What do we do?

VPCRAC research projects investigate effective and economical alternative materials for the control of vertebrate pests. We solicit and consider research proposals for alternative humane methods of control, and continue the state's current vertebrate pest control product registrations until such time as effective alternative products are available.

This research is for the development of scientific data required to maintain registrations. VPCRAC cooperates with the US Department of Agriculture in funding research programs to maintain, develop, and register vertebrate pest control materials used in California.


VPCRAC Position Vacancy 

The California Department of Food and Agriculture's Integrated Pest Control Branch is announcing a vacancy on the Vertebrate Pest Control Research Advisory Committee. The Committee makes recommendations to the CDFA secretary on all matters pertaining to vertebrate pest control research. Clink on the link for details.



The following are links to study materials to assist you in study.

Applying Pesticides

CDFA Vertebrate Pests

Pesticide Label Components

Worker Safety

Sample Treated Grain MSDS

Sample Rodenticide Label

Grower Handbook of Pesticide Regulations

Vertebrate Pest Control Research Advisory Committee Meeting


Scheduled for: 2020-4-8

Time:  10:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M.


Kings County Department of Agriculture

Ag Multi-Purpose Room

680 N. Campus Dr. Suite F

Hanford, CA 93230

Conference Line (888)793-8939 Passcode 8017579

Questions, contact:

David Kratville
California Department of Food and Agriculture

(916) 262-1102