Economic Threshold Under Risk: A Case Study of Soybean Production

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Integrated pest management (IPM) programs in soybean, Glycine max (L). production have not been widely adopted by farmers in the southeastern United States. A biophysical growth model for soybean was used to investigate pest control strategies to determine possible underlying reasons for low participation rates of farmers in IPM. Results indicated that prophylactic insecticide applications resulted in superior economic outcomes when compared with a strategy based on extension economic threshold guidelines.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1990

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