RESTRICTING PESTICIDE USE: THE IMPACT ON PROFITABILITY BY FARM SIZE

A sample of 226 cash grain farms in the Lake States-Corn Belt region are analyzed to estimate the impact of restricting pesticide use on profits. These 226 farms are classified into small medium, and large farms according to their sale revenues. The results suggest the existence of pest management practices that could substantially reduce pesticide use without incurring economic losses. The reductions in profit associated with gradual reduction in pesticide expenditure appear to increase with farm size.


Other Titles:
Profit
Issue Date:
1995-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/15261
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/15261
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 27, 2
Page range:
352-362
Total Pages:
11




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