Whitefly invasion in Imperial Valley costs growers, workers millions in losses
AuthorsRefugio A. Gonzalez
George E. Goldman
Eric T. Natwick
Howard R. Rosenberg
James I. Grieshop
Stephen R. Sutter
Authors AffiliationsR. A. Gonzalez is County Cooperative Extension Director, Imperial County; G. E. Goldman is Cooperative Extension Economist, UC Berkeley; E. T. Natwick is Farm Advisor, Imperial County; Howard R. Rosenberg is Cooperative Extension Labor Management Specialist, UC Berkeley; S. R. Sutter is Area Farm Advisor in Fresno, Kings, and Madera counties; T. Funakoshi is the Research Manager of JSIAG Data Group, Employment Development Department, Sacramento; S. Davila-Garcia is the Research Analyst, for the Special program Data Group, Employment Development Department, Sacramento.
Hilgardia 46(5):7-8. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n05p7. September 1992.
Two years of sweetpotato whitefly infestations in Imperial County have resulted in huge losses to growers of melons and Cole crops and in high unemployment among farmworkers. The economic impact on the county is analyzed here.
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