Eye gnat symposium March 22, Escondido
San Diego County Eye Gnat Research and Education Symposium 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012: 7:20 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Conference Center, California Center for the Arts, Escondido
• 6.5 hours of Continuing Education approved through DPR
• No registration fee
Eye gnats are small flies that are exceptionally bothersome to humans and domesticated animals. They are endemic in California, but go unnoticed because they are in small numbers in the natural environment.
Unfortunately, they have become a serious agriculture/urban interface problem in San Diego County in recent years due to excessive numbers migrating from organic vegetable production. Organic farming creates an excellent environment in which eye gnats can reproduce. However, eye gnats do not cause any damage to the marketable plant.
County residents have revolted, and farmers are now under pressure from the County Department of Environmental Health to solve the problem. Onerous cultural and chemical methods are now being employed to solve the problem by farmers, but impacted residents are not satisfied with the results. Therefore, we are bringing some of the worlds experts together to discuss the issue and inform the public and private sectors about past, present and future solutions.
For online registration, click here.