Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Cancelling methyl bromide for postharvest use to trigger mixed economic results

Authors

Cherisa Yarkin
David Sunding
David Zilberman
Jerry Siebert

Authors Affiliations

Cherisa Yarkin is Graduate Student, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley; David Sunding is Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley; David Zilberman is Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley; Jerry Siebert is Economist, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 48(3):16-21. DOI:10.3733/ca.v048n03p16. May 1994.

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Abstract

The economic impacts of methyl bromide's (MBr) phaseout for postharvest fumigation vary widely among growers and, in the case of fumigation to meet quarantine restrictions, may vary widely from year to year. For walnuts, if processors use an alternative pest control strategy with a longer treatment time, a smaller supply of walnuts will be ready on November 7, a target date for shipping to Europe for the holidays. Cancellation of MBr could effectively eliminate access to export markets for cherries, peaches and nectarines until alternative quarantine treatments are approved by trade officials.

Yarkin C, Sunding D, Zilberman D, Siebert J. 1994. Cancelling methyl bromide for postharvest use to trigger mixed economic results. Hilgardia 48(3):16-21. DOI:10.3733/ca.v048n03p16
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