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An Economic Response Model Of Herbicide Application For Weed Control

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  • Pannell, David J.

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A biologically realistic model of crop yield response to herbicide application is presented. It includes functions for weed mortality from herbicide application and yield loss due to surviving weeds. The optimal herbicide rate and two types of decision thresholds are derived theoretically and illustrated with empirical examples. Responses of the various decision criteria to changes in parameters are also examined theoretically and empirically. A multidimensional threshold for weeds based on weed density and weed-free yield is presented. The issue of farmers using other than officially recommended herbicide rates is discussed.

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Article provided by Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in its journal Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Volume (Year): 34 (1990)
Issue (Month): 03 (December)
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Handle: RePEc:ags:ajaeau:22352

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  1. Pannell, David J., 1988. "Weed Management: A Review of Applied Economics Research in Australia," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 56(03), December.
  2. Pandey, Sushil, 1989. "Economics of Wild Oats Control: An Application of a Stochastic Dynamic Programming Model," 1989 Conference (33rd), February 7-9, 1989, Christchurch, New Zealand 144816, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  3. Moffitt, L. Joe & Hall, Darwin C. & Osteen, Craig D., 1984. "Economic Thresholds Under Uncertainty With Application To Corn Nematode Management," Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 16(02), December.
  4. Abadi Ghadim, Amir K. & Pannell, David J., 1991. "Economic trade-off between pasture production and crop weed control," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 36(1), pages 1-15.
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  1. Young, Douglas L. & Smith, Elwin G. & Kwon, Tae-Jin, 2000. "Aggregation Issues In Pest Control Economics: A Bioeconomic Approach," 2000 Annual Meeting, June 29-July 1, 2000, Vancouver, British Columbia 36448, Western Agricultural Economics Association.
  2. Schmidt, Carmel P. & Pannell, David J., 1996. "Economic Issues in Management of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 64(03), December.
  3. Bennett, Anne L. & Pannell, David J., 1998. "Economic evaluation of a weed-activated sprayer for herbicide application to patchy weed populations," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 42(4), December.
  4. Zull, Andrew F. & Cacho, Oscar J. & Lawes, Roger A., 2009. "Optimising woody-weed control," 2009 Conference (53rd), February 11-13, 2009, Cairns, Australia 47620, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  5. Jones, Randall E., 2005. "Sustainability and integrated weed management in Australian winter cropping systems: a bioeconomic analysis," 2005 Conference (49th), February 9-11, 2005, Coff's Harbour, Australia 137930, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  6. Townsend, J. & Sinden, Jack A., 1999. "Economic Impacts Of Noxious Weeds, Other Weeds, And Tree Growth, On Agricultural Production In The New England Tablelands, New South Wales," Working Papers 12918, University of New England, School of Economics.
  7. Nordblom, Thomas L. & Medd, Richard W., 2000. "Whole Truth in Herbicide Labelling," 2000 Conference (44th), January 23-25, 2000, Sydney, Australia 123711, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  8. Jones, Randall E., 2005. "Sustainability and integrated weed management in Australian winter cropping systems: a bioeconomic analysis," 2005 Conference (49th), February 9-11, 2005, Coff's Harbour, Australia 137931, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  9. Young, Douglas L. & Haantuba, Hyde H., 1998. "An Economic Threshold For Tick Control Considering Multiple Damages And Probability-Based Damage Functions," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 23(02), December.
  10. Gorddard, Russell J. & Pannell, David J. & Hertzler, Greg, 1995. "An Optimal Control Model For Integrated Weed Management Under Herbicide Resistance," Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 39(01), April.
  11. Nordblom, Thomas L. & Jones, Randall E. & Medd, Richard W., 2001. "Economics of factor-adjusted herbicide doses: Best-Efficacy Targeting or Best Fixed Doses vs 'blind' upper or lower label doses," 2001 Conference (45th), January 23-25, 2001, Adelaide 125800, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  12. Robert Chambers & Giannis Karagiannis & Vangelis Tzouvelekas, 2009. "Yet Another Look at Pest Damage and Pesticide Productivity," Working Papers 0911, University of Crete, Department of Economics.
  13. Epanchin-Niell, Rebecca S. & Wilen, James E., 2012. "Optimal spatial control of biological invasions," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 63(2), pages 260-270.
  14. Jones, Randall E. & Cacho, Oscar J., 2000. "A Dynamic Optimisation Model of Weed Control," 2000 Conference (44th), January 23-25, 2000, Sydney, Australia 123685, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.

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