The Economic Feasibility of Tree Fruit Integrated Pest Management in the Northeast

A pilot tree fruit pest management program in Wayne County, New York was evaluated. Thirty-three blocks of fruit were matched for 26 participants in the pilot program and for 23 nonparticipants. Participants reduced pesticide costs and total pest management costs in comparison to nonparticipants. Factors which will affect the adoption of Integrated Pest Management in other locations include the attitudes of growers, farm size, and the density of fruit production. Integrated Pest Management programs are economically feasible for several other areas of high tree fruit density in the Northeast.


Issue Date:
1982
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/160005
Published in:
Volume 11, Number 2
Journal of the Northeastern Agricultural Economics Council
Page range:
39-45
Total Pages:
7




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