THE ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF ADOPTING IPM TECHNIQUES: THE CASE OF PEACH PRODUCERS

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.


Issue Date:
1999-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/15148
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 31, Number 3
Page range:
551-564
Total Pages:
14




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