California Agriculture
California Agriculture
California Agriculture
University of California
California Agriculture

Archive

Air pollution injury to crops: Injurious components of smog identified as derivatives of petroleum products while annual crop damage increases

Share using any of the popular social networks Share by sending an email Print article
Share using any of the popular social networks Share by sending an email Print article

Authors

John T. Middleton, University of California
J. B. Kendrick, University of California
E. F. Darley, University of California

Publication Information

California Agriculture 7(11):11-12.

Published November 01, 1953

PDF  |  Citation  |  Permissions

Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Air pollutants that cause typical smog damage—the silvering, bronzing, and spotting on many agricultural crops— are certain olefinic peroxides, formed when ozone reacts with the vapors of unsaturated hydrocarbons derived from gasoline and other petroleum products. In Los Angeles County alone, annual crop losses have exceeded $500,000 since 1949 when they were estimated to be $479,495.

Full text

Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

The above progress report is based on Research Project No. 1085.

Air pollution injury to crops: Injurious components of smog identified as derivatives of petroleum products while annual crop damage increases

John T. Middleton, J. B. Kendrick, E. F. Darley
Webmaster Email: wsuckow@ucanr.edu

Air pollution injury to crops: Injurious components of smog identified as derivatives of petroleum products while annual crop damage increases

Share using any of the popular social networks Share by sending an email Print article
Share using any of the popular social networks Share by sending an email Print article

Authors

John T. Middleton, University of California
J. B. Kendrick, University of California
E. F. Darley, University of California

Publication Information

California Agriculture 7(11):11-12.

Published November 01, 1953

PDF  |  Citation  |  Permissions

Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Air pollutants that cause typical smog damage—the silvering, bronzing, and spotting on many agricultural crops— are certain olefinic peroxides, formed when ozone reacts with the vapors of unsaturated hydrocarbons derived from gasoline and other petroleum products. In Los Angeles County alone, annual crop losses have exceeded $500,000 since 1949 when they were estimated to be $479,495.

Full text

Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

The above progress report is based on Research Project No. 1085.


University of California, 2801 Second Street, Room 184, Davis, CA, 95618
Email: calag@ucanr.edu | Phone: (530) 750-1223 | Fax: (510) 665-3427
Website: http://calag.ucanr.edu