San Luis Reservoir, a major storage facility for California farmers south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, has significantly less water than normal.
San Luis Reservoir, a major storage facility for California farmers south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, has significantly less water than normal.

No surprise that drought is top of mind for pest control advisers who attended the recent California Association of Pest Control Advisers annual meeting in Anaheim.

A survey of attendees conducted by Bayer CropScience found that more that more than 72 percent of PCA respondents believe California's continuing drought will have the biggest impact on the 2015 season whereas about 11 percent said that crop loss due to pests will have the biggest impact, according to a news release.

Beyond 2015, respondents say increasing government regulations will affect the industry the most, while 25 percent say that technology that allows crops to be grown in harsher climates will have the largest impact.

More than 75 percent of PCAs who responded say they attend professional or educational meetings to stay informed on the latest crop protection technologies while about 50 percent review trial and research results and to discuss the latest trends with colleagues.