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Title: IMPLICATIONS OF LAWN CARE AND LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE FIRM PROFILES FOR ADOPTION OF PEST-MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
Authors: Hubbell, Bryan J.
Florkowski, Wojciech J.
Oetting, R.
Braman, S.K.
Robacker, C.D.
Keywords: attitudes
cluster analysis
IPM
logit model
management
survey
Issue Date: 2001-04
Abstract: Firm characteristics and managers' attitudes and opinions about pesticide safety were used to classify lawn care and landscape management firms into four categories and compare them using the logit procedure. Survey data obtained from 223 firms was used in the empirical investigation of the adoption of the IPM techniques. Results showed the need for continued transfer of new technology to independently owned firms, multidisciplinary assessment of IPM methods before their transfer to ascertain the economic viability of proposed methods, public investment in programs training workers in knowledge-based pesticide applications, possible assistance in obtaining capital, and investment in consumer education.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/15286
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics>Volume 33, Number 01, April 2001
Total Pages: 13
Language: English
From Page: 147
To Page: 159
Collections:Volume 33, Number 01, April 2001

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