publication . Article . 1995

RESTRICTING PESTICIDE USE: THE IMPACT ON PROFITABILITY BY FARM SIZE

Gerald Whittaker; Biing-Hwan Lin; Utpal Vasavada;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1995
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>
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free text keywords: Farm pesticide use, Farm size, Frontier analysis, Agricultural Finance, Crop Production/Industries,, Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous), Economics and Econometrics, Profit (economics), Pesticide, Revenue, Business, Profitability index, Pesticide use, Cash, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Agricultural economics, Integrated pest management
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