WEATHER »

Pesticide Application Put on Hold Amid Public Outcry


Turns out that last week’s application of the highly controversial pesticide methyl iodide on a strawberry field in North County has been put on hold amid public outcry. Initially reported to be administered on 10/18 at G&S Farms near Guadalupe, the application was rescheduled for this past Monday, 10/24, but is now on hold pending additional permit review from County Agricultural Commissioner Cathy Fisher. The additional review comes after Earthjustice, working on behalf of Californians for Pesticide Reform, challenged the planned application on the grounds that it violated the California Environmental Quality Act.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



event calendar sponsored by:

Get Oil Out Founder and Dolphin Sculptor Bud Bottoms Dies

He was a true man-about-town and an engaged public citizen.

Plastic Bags? Throw ’Em Away

Santa Barbara County makes recycling rules tougher in face of exacting standards.

UCSB Ranked Number Three in UC System

UCLA and Cal took the one and two spots.

Pini Property Fights Continue

As an epic attorney battle continues in the Dario Pini receivership, a tenant is getting fed up.

MTD Takes Stand Against Prop. 6

The bus company is concerned about the state funding it relies upon.