Costs of Methyl Iodide Non-Registration: Economic Analysis

Goodhue, Rachael, Peter Howard, and Richard Howitt

from ARE Update Vol. 13, No. 5, May/June, 2010

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Abstract

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has proposed to register methyl iodide, a fumigant that may be a technically feasible alternative to methyl bromide in some uses. To the extent that currently registered alternatives cannot substitute perfectly for methyl bromide, methyl iodide has the potential to offer a better option for growers, so that non-registration could generate costs for California agriculture.

Keywords

methyl iodide, economic impact, registration,

Citation

Goodhue, Rachael, Peter Howard, and Richard Howitt. "Costs of Methyl Iodide Non-Registration: Economic Analysis." ARE Update 13(5)(2010):5-8. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
http://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2010/13/5/costs-of-methyl-iodide-no/