Almond and stone fruit growers reduce OP, increase pyrethroid use in dormant sprays
California Agriculture 54(6):14-19. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v054n06p14.
Pesticide use reports from 1992 to 1998 show a decline in organophosphate use in dormant almond and stone fruit orchards.
L. Epstein is Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis; S. Bassein is Statistician, Data Analysis and Presentation, Berkeley; F.G. Zalom is Director, UC Statewide IPM Project, and Entomologist, Department of Entomology, UC Davis. The authors thank Larry Wilhoit and Edward Morgan for providing the California Department of Pesticide Regulation's Pesticide Use Report computer files, and Janet C. Broome of UC SAREP for helpful discussions. Funding was provided by the UC Statewide IPM Project.