Economic Value of the Herbicide Dacthal for Brassica and Allium Crops in California

Steven Blecker, Steven Fennimore, Rachael Goodhue, Kevi Mace, John Steggall, Daniel Tregeagle, Tor Tolhurst, and Hanlin Wei

from ARE Update Vol. 22, No. 2, Nov/Dec, 2018

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Abstract

California review of the herbicide dacthal triggered by the requirements of California’s Pesticide Contamination Prevention Act was conducted in 2018. This article estimates the economic effects a cancellation of dacthal’s California registration would have on brassica and allium crops. Statewide net revenue losses for broccoli, dry onion, and cabbage, the largest users of dacthal, are estimated at $25.4 million: $17.9 million for broccoli, $2.4 million for cabbage, and $5.1 million for onion.

Keywords

California Pesticide Contamination Prevention Act, Specialty crop, Weed management, Pesticide regulation, Agri-environmental regulation

Citation

Steven Blecker, Steven Fennimore, Rachael Goodhue, Kevi Mace, John Steggall, Daniel Tregeagle, Tor Tolhurst, and Hanlin Wei. "Economic Value of the Herbicide Dacthal for Brassica and Allium Crops in California." ARE Update 22(2)(2018):5-8. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2018/22/2/economic-value-of-the-herbicide-dacthal-for-brassi/