Big Island agriculture hit hard by vog

  • West Hawaii plant life shows vog damage. (Photo courtesy of Ken Love)
  • West Hawaii plant life shows vog damage. (Photo courtesy of Ken Love)
  • Johnson Family Farms in Pahoa after the May 3 Kilauea eruption. (Photo courtesy of Garuda Johnson)
  • Johnson Family Farms in Pahoa after the May 3 Kilauea eruption. (Photo courtesy of Garuda Johnson)
  • Johnson Family Farms in Pahoa before the May 3 Kilauea eruption. (Photo courtesy of Garuda Johnson)
  • Johnson Family Farms in Pahoa following the May 3 Kilauea eruption. Most of the farm's roughly 400 avocado trees have been destroyed by vog damage. (Photo courtesy of Garuda Johnson)

KAILUA-KONA — A week and a half after the earth split open in Puna and the hazards of Kilauea began devouring and toxifying everything in their path, 67-year-old Garuda Johnson looked out his window.