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Title: Economic Comparisons of Alternative and Conventional Production Technologies for Eggplant in Southern Georgia
Authors: Brunson, Kathryn E.
Stark, C. Robert, Jr.
Wetzstein, Michael E.
Phatak, Sharad C.
Keywords: Alternative systems
Budgets
Eggplant
Expected value
Limited resource
Stochastic dominance
Issue Date: 1995
Abstract: Environmental concerns about pesticide usage in traditional production systems are prompting vegetable producers to consider alternative systems. Research results from a multi-year study on eggplant in southern Georgia compare two alternative production technologies to the conventional rye cover crop technology. Alternative technologies utilize beneficial insect principles as substitutes for conventional pesticide controls. Using field data, eggplant production budgets are developed to generate net return estimates under each system. Cost reductions achieved by using alternative technologies are not sufficient to offset the reduced yields and returns generated from these technologies. Cash input requirements for alternative systems suggest potential for limited resource producers.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/90373
Identifiers: 0738-8950
Institution/Association: Journal of Agribusiness>Volume 13, Number 2, Fall 1995
Total Pages: 15
From Page: 159
To Page: 173
Collections:Volume 13, Number 2, Fall 1995

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