October 1, 2000 |
Inspectors are setting traps through Monday in Central California vineyards for the crop-destroying glassy-winged sharpshooter. A single one of the insects was found outside a Santa Ynez home Monday. Santa Barbara County agricultural inspectors are working within a quarter-mile radius of the find, setting traps to detect a larger infestation. The pest infects grape plants with Pierce's disease, an incurable bacteria. The Santa Barbara County Vintners Assn.