The Economic Importance of Methyl Bromide: Does the California Strawberry Industry Qualify for a Critical Use Exemption from the Methyl Bromide Ban?

Posted: 8 May 2006

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Rachael E. Goodhue

University of California, Davis - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Steven A. Fennimore

University of California, Davis - College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Husein A. Ajwa

University of California, Davis - College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Abstract

Methyl bromide has been applied to California strawberries for forty years. However, it will be banned in the United States and other developed countries in 2005. Critical use exemptions provide a mechanism that allows its continued use after this date for industries that do not have technically and economically feasible alternatives, and are consequently subject to significant market disruption. Integrating scientific and economic results from a multidisciplinary research project, we evaluate whether California strawberries are eligible for a critical use exemption.

Suggested Citation

Goodhue, Rachael E. and Fennimore, Steven A. and Ajwa, Husein A., The Economic Importance of Methyl Bromide: Does the California Strawberry Industry Qualify for a Critical Use Exemption from the Methyl Bromide Ban?. Review of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 198-211, June 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=876705 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9353.2005.00221.x

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Husein A. Ajwa

University of California, Davis - College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences ( email )

Plant Sciences Department
Salinas, CA 93905
United States

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