IMPLICATIONS OF LAWN CARE AND LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE FIRM PROFILES FOR ADOPTION OF PEST-MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

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.


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Issue Date:
2001-04
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/15286
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 33, Number 1
Page range:
147-159
Total Pages:
13




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