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Feasible Fumigant-Herbicide System Alternatives to Methyl Bromide for Bell Pepper Producers


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  • Byrd, Mark M.
  • Escalante, Cesar L.
  • Fonsah, Esendugue Greg
  • Wetzstein, Michael E.


With the current methyl bromide (MeBr) system for producing Georgia’s peppers being phased out, alternative fumigant and herbicide systems for producers are analyzed. Using stochastic dominance analyses, two alternatives exceeding MeBr’s yield and financial efficiency were identified. A programming model, incorporating simulation-optimization techniques, generated optimal production and financial plans. Results indicate potential economic viability under alternative systems vis-à -vis the traditional MeBr production system. The Telone II and Chloropicrin combination with Metham potassium may offer a viable substitute for MeBr.

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Article provided by Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia in its journal Journal of Agribusiness.

Volume (Year): 25 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 ()

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Handle: RePEc:ags:jloagb:62283

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Keywords: fumigant; herbicide; methyl bromide; multi-period programming; optimization; simulation; stochastic dominance; Agribusiness; Crop Production/Industries;


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