Strawberry Pesticide Permit Withdrawn

FRESNO, Calif.

Ventura County Officials have withdrawn the state's first permit for Methyl Iodide a day after granting it to an Oxnard-area farmer.

The pesticide is approved for use on strawberry fields and other crops.

The Ventura County Star reports, county officials pulled the growers permit after learning his fields were less than a half-mile from a playground.

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