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County freeze damage estimated at $114.7 million Avocados suffer $37.7M loss


Last updated 4/19/2007 at Noon

The agricultural commissioner’s disaster report on the losses due to the January freeze indicate an estimated crop value loss of $114,744,561 million.

The damage included an estimated $37,472,387 to avocado crops, the largest single crop damage total. Bedding plants suffered the second-highest loss total at an estimated $23,561,279, while ornamental shrubs and trees took an estimated loss of $16,513,680. Cut flowers and foliage, lemons, and herbs also exceeded $5 million in damage.

“I think the overall damage number was higher than we thought,” said San Diego County Farm Bureau exec...

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