publication . Other literature type . Article . 1995

Restricting Pesticide Use: The Impact on Profitability by Farm Size

Whittaker, Gerald W.; Lin, Biing-Hwan; Vasavada, Utpal; Whittaker, Gerald W.; Lin, Biing-Hwan; Vasavada, Utpal;
English
  • Published: 01 Jan 1995
  • Publisher: Unknown
Abstract
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>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 profits associated with gradual reductions in pesticide expenditure appear to increase with farm size.</jats:p>
Subjects
free text keywords: Farm pesticide use, Farm size, Frontier analysis, Agricultural Finance, Crop Production/Industries,, Agricultural Finance, Crop Production/Industries, Farm pesticide use, Farm size, Frontier analysis, Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous), Economics and Econometrics, Cash, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Profitability index, Economics, Profit (economics), Agricultural economics, Integrated pest management, Revenue, Pesticide
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 1995

Restricting Pesticide Use: The Impact on Profitability by Farm Size

Whittaker, Gerald W.; Lin, Biing-Hwan; Vasavada, Utpal; Whittaker, Gerald W.; Lin, Biing-Hwan; Vasavada, Utpal;