NONRADIAL TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY AND CHEMICAL INPUT USE IN AGRICULTURE

Radial and nonradial measures of technical efficiency are calculated empirically for Florida vegetable farms using DEA (data envelopment analysis) techniques. Use of the nonradial measures to calculate overuse of chemical inputs by inefficient farmers is demonstrated and the potential for reduced environmental loading of pesticides and fertilizers by improving efficiency is evaluated.


Issue Date:
1994-04
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/31322
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/31322
Published in:
Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Volume 23, Number 1
Page range:
11-21
Total Pages:
11




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