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Cover for How to motivate farmers to implement biosecurity measures.

This chapter describes the motivation and barriers regarding the adoption of biosecurity measures based on the perception of farmers.

Author(s)
Collineau, L.; Stärk, K. D. C.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245684)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Economics of host-plant resistance.

Host-plant resistance (HPR) has been declared the foundation of integrated pest management (IPM), which is compatible with all strategies and integrated tactics. However, there is bias in publications about HPR. Most published studies highlight positive results with research and development. Very...

Author(s)
Onstad, D. W.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393678)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soybeans: the emergence of a global crop.

This chapter discusses the history, production, products and exports, consumption and imports, as well as future growth in demand and supply, of soyabean. The economics of disease control in soyabean production is also examined. In particular, the chapter analyses how farmers decide whether to...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Disease incidence, severity, and conditioning factors.

To understand how soyabean farmers form expectations about the incidence and severity of disease, how they choose among different control practices, and how they decide when to use them, this chapter focuses its empirical analysis on a specific class of soyabean diseases, i.e. seedling disease and...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for An economic framework of disease management.

This chapter presents an economic framework of farmers' decision making on disease damage abatement in soyabean production. The farmer's essential disease management task is to determine whether the yield loss from disease in any given field and year will surpass a threshold known as the economic...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Expectations of incidence, severity, and yield loss.

Because little is known about farmers' expectations in soyabean disease control, multiple surveys were conducted to discover them. These surveys were carried out at the Economics and Management of Agrobiotechnology Centre at the University of Missouri, Missouri, USA. Farmers' expectations were...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Costs, profits, and farm demand for disease control.

This chapter considers how soyabean farmers choose disease control methods for their farms and how their collective choices add up to form the aggregate demand for disease control inputs in soyabean production. Within the context of disease control, soyabean farmers gather information from a...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Farm demand for innovation in disease control.

This chapter analyses the farmer's decision to adopt an improved input for disease control with a decision tree model similar to the one used in the previous chapter. In particular, the chapter examines the case where a novel genetic trait offering broad resistance against oomycetes is developed...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Supply of inputs for disease control.

When making decisions about disease control in any given growing season, farmers' choices for prevention and treatment are often limited by the decisions of scientists, engineers, and managers made many years in advance. Inputs such as seed treatments and genetic resistance are supplied by...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Awareness for reducing pesticide risk.

Often farmers are not aware of the risks associated with pesticide use and become victims of pesticide hazards due to ignorance of safety measures in their handing, storage, application, transportation and disposal. This chapter deals with educating farmers by raising their awareness regarding...

Author(s)
Arora, S.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646336)
Type
Book chapter

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