Government

Board Votes to Preserve 300 Acres of Agricultural Land

| 4:10 PM

Supervisors voted unanimously to pay property owners to keep roughly 300 acres of their land in agricultural production instead of possibly selling it into development, as part of a program to preserve agriculture and still support farmers and ranchers.

Agriculture
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VIDEO: Traps in Residents’ Yards Help County Watch for Invasive Pests

| 3:16 PM

Insect detection specialists for County Agriculture, Weights and Measures help guard the region against potentially devastating pests. They vigilantly set and check traps for many insects, including Gypsy moths and Japanese beetles in summer months. Neither of the insects has made it to San Diego County yet, but the pest detectors are keeping close watch to prevent an infestation.

Agriculture
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VIDEO: Kids Get Hands-on Lesson on Bugs

| 9:53 AM

The best way to learn is to get your hands on something. So San Diego County entomologist Tracy Ellis and her crew brought a collection of bugs to San Pasqual Union School to teach the kids a few things about insects. It’s one of the many ways the County’s Agriculture, Weights and Measures Department helps educate […]

Agriculture
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VIDEO: Pest Detector Works Like a Dog

| 10:21 AM

And that’s because he is one! The County’s Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures favorite canine colleague has four legs and the best sense of smell. Doesn’t hurt that he’s cute, too! Tuk is the newest detection dog used by the department to help inspectors sniff out packages that come through that mail that may contain harmful pests […]