Cultivar Diversity: A Neglected Risk Management Strategy

Risk reduction through diversification across cultivars is evaluated. A case study of peach growers in California shows that cultivar diversity reduces both yield and revenue variability. As a result, the probability of falling below minimum income requirements set using a safety-first model is reduced using this strategy.


Issue Date:
2003-08
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/31093
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Volume 28, Number 2
Page range:
217-232
Total Pages:
16




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