Agriculture Tops $1.8 Billion in New Crop Report

| 9:36 AM

Agriculture values topped $1.8 billion for the first time since 2014 in the County of San Diego’s annual Crop Report that covers the 2020 growing season, overcoming decreases in many crop values and reported mixed effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Citrus Disease Detection in San Diego County Prompts Quarantine

| 8:10 AM

The California Department of Food and Agriculture declared a quarantine in parts of north San Diego County Thursday, after detecting a potentially devastating citrus disease in the county for the first time.

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Agriculture Blossoms Again in Annual Crop Report, Nears $1.8 Billion

| 3:07 PM

Agriculture values blossomed for the third year out of the past four and grew close to $1.8 billion, a height they last reached in 2014, in the County of San Diego’s annual Crop Report.


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.