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California / Farming / Poinsettia Whitefly Infestation #335822

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 11, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Brawley, California: Ron Allen) Poinsettia whitefly infestation's effect on California crops featured; details given; scenes shown of harvest in Imperial Valley, California. [Farmers Don EMANUELI, John BESEE - comment on crop damage.] Whitefly said believed to have been introduced to California on plants from Pakistan or Iraq. [University of California, Riverside, Thomas PERRING - comments on inability to eradicate flies.] Farmers said wanting the Imperial Valley declared a federal disaster area. Whitefly's effect on produce prices mentioned. [Fresh Produce Council Jan DeLYSER - comments on prices.]

Allen, Ron;
Rather, Dan

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