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Peer-reviewed Article

The vegetable leafminer on fresh market tomatoes in southern California


Marshall W. Johnson, University of Hawaii
Earl R. Oatman, UC
Nick Toscano, UC
Steve C. Welter, San Diego State University
John T. Trumble, UC

publication information

California Agriculture 38(1):10-11. January-February 1984.


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Most of California's fresh market tomatoes, a crop valued at $161.1 million in 1981, are grown in San Diego, Orange, Ventura, San Joaquin, Merced, and Fresno counties. In southern California, growers may establish tomato plantings from early February through mid-July. Planting dates (spring, summer, fall) are influenced by the market, especially the spring and fall crops, which usually are more profitable.

author affiliations

Marshall W. Johnson, former Post-graduate Research Assistant, University of California, Riverside, is Assistant Professor of Entomology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii; Earl R. Oatman is Professor of Entomology, UC Riverside; Nick C. Toscano is Program Director of Pest Management, Cooperative Extension, UC Riverside; Steve C. Welter is Assistant Professor of Zoology, San Diego State University, San Diego; John T. Trumble is Assistant Professor of Entomology, UC Riverside.