Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Smog damage to cotton in the San Joaquin Valley

Authors

Patrick J. Temple
O. Clifton Taylor
Larry A. Benoit
Chris A. Reagan
Robert W. Lennox

Authors Affiliations

Patrick J. Temple is Assistant Research Plant Physiologist Statewide Air Pollution Research Center, University of California, Riverside; O. Clifton Taylor is Horticulturist and Professor of Plant Science Statewide Air Pollution Research Center, University of California, Riverside; Larry A. Benolt Statewide Air Pollution Research Center, University of California, Riverside; Chris A. Reagan Statewide Air Pollution Research Center, University of California, Riverside; Robert W. Lennox is Staff Research Associates, Statewide Air Pollution Research Center, University of California, Riverside.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 37(9):4-5. DOI:10.3733/ca.v037n09p4. September 1983.

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Abstract

Photochemical air pollution (smog) is harmful to California agriculture, as has been widely recognized since the 1940s, when growers in the Los Angeles Basin reported silvering, bronzing, and other discolorations on leafy crops such as lettuce, spinach, and Swiss chard. Severe smog injury on these crops rendered the produce unmarketable or greatly reduced its value.

Temple P, Taylor O, Benoit L, Reagan C, Lennox R. 1983. Smog damage to cotton in the San Joaquin Valley. Hilgardia 37(9):4-5. DOI:10.3733/ca.v037n09p4
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