An economic analysis of soybean integrated pest management


Journal Article

The type ofpest management strategy a farmer chooses is influenced by the amount of risk associated with alternative strategies. This paper examines the attractiveness of alternative pest management strategies used on a representative Virginia soybean farm. Probability distfibutions of net revenue associated with alternative pest control options are simulated and then compared using generalized stochastic dominance criteria. Results suggest risk-averse and, in some cases, risk-preferring farmers would prefer strategies which incorporate an integrated pest management approach to pest control rather than one which relies completely on chemical pest control. © 1984 American Agricultural Economics Association.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Greene, CR; Kramer, RA; Norton, GW; Rajotte, EG; Robert, M

Published Date

  • January 1, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 67 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 567 - 572

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1467-8276

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9092

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2307/1241077

Citation Source

  • Scopus