eye gnats

RESIDENTS HOPE EYE GNAT PLAGUE TO END AS FARMER PLANS TO PULL OUT OF JACUMBA

 
June 12, 2012 (Jacumba)–Residents of this rural town are “cautiously” optimistic after receiving written confirmation from the San Diego Department of Environmental Health [DEH] that Bornt Farms will soon cease operations in Jacumba. The reason given by the farmer is “water supply constraints” according to DEH.
 
But the eye gnat plague has worsened as Bornt has halted mitigation efforts—so residents’ woes are not yet over. Bornt’s withdrawal always raises questions about the future of his land—and who will be the townspeople’s new neighbor.

 

COUNTY WEIGHS DECLARING EYE GNATS VECTORS, LOOKS TO FARM BUREAU TO PROPOSE SOLUTION TO PESKY PROBLEM


By Miriam Raftery

 

Update November 10, 2011--County Supervisors voted 4-0 yesterday to ask the Farm Bureau to craft a proposed solution within 90 days. Supervisor Bill Horn, an organic farmer, abstained.

 

JACUMBA RESIDENTS CALL FOR SHUT-DOWN OF ORGANIC FARM OVER EYE GNAT INFESTATION; PLAN PROTEST MARCH ON SEPT. 17

September 11, 2011 (Jacumba) -- Residents of Jacumba are planning a protest march at the entrance of Bornt & Sons Organic Farm on Saturday, September 17th at 10 a.m.

 

READER'S EDITORIAL: COUNTY MUST PROTECT JACUMBA RESIDENTS FROM EYE GNATS

By Supervisor Dianne Jacob

 

September 13, 2011 (Jacumba)--Like the residents of Jacumba, I’m frustrated by the lack of progress on the eye gnat infestation and disappointed that the plan to remedy the situation hasn’t been executed properly. As I see it, the problem has three layers: