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Title: THE ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF ADOPTING IPM TECHNIQUES: THE CASE OF PEACH PRODUCERS
Authors: Fernandez-Cornejo, Jorge
Ferraioli, Jennifer
Keywords: biological techniques
cultural techniques
integrated pest management
peach production
pesticide use
self-selection
toxicity
Issue Date: 1999-12
Abstract: The impact of adopting integrated pest management (IPM) techniques is examined for peach producers in eight states accounting for most of the U.S. production. The method accounts for self-selectivity, simultaneity, and the pesticide demand equations are theoretically consistent with a restricted-profit function. Biological pest management techniques tend to reduce pesticide use and pesticide toxicity substantially, while pesticide-efficiency techniques (using scouting and economic thresholds) have an increasing effect on pesticide use and toxicity, and cultural techniques have an insignificant effect on pesticide use and toxicity.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/15148
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics>Volume 31, Number 03, December 1999
Total Pages: 14
Language: English
From Page: 551
To Page: 564
Collections:Volume 31, Number 03, December 1999

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