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Weed control in carrots, celery, and parsley


H. Kempen
H. Agamalian
A. Lange
R. Brendler

Authors Affiliations

Harold Kempen is Farm Advisor, Kern County; H. Agamalian is Farm Advisor, Monterey County; A. H. Lange is Weed Control Specialist, University of California, Riverside; R. Brendler is Farm Advisor, Ventura County.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 22(4):2-3. DOI:10.3733/ca.v022n04p2. April 1968.

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The Umbelliferous Crops that are grown in California include carrots, celery, and parsley. Carrots are grown on about 23,000 acres. Weed control costs for carrots are about $30 per acre and losses are estimated at $7.50 per acre for a total loss of $860,000 per year to California growers. Most, of the estimated cost of weed control in carrots comes from the use of selective aromatic oil and hand hoeing.

Kempen H, Agamalian H, Lange A, Brendler R. 1968. Weed control in carrots, celery, and parsley. Hilgardia 22(4):2-3. DOI:10.3733/ca.v022n04p2
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