Feasible Fumigant-Herbicide System Alternatives to Methyl Bromide for Bell Pepper Producers
AbstractWith the current methyl bromide (MeBr) system for producing Georgiaâ€™s peppers being phased out, alternative fumigant and herbicide systems for producers are analyzed. Using stochastic dominance analyses, two alternatives exceeding MeBrâ€™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-Ã -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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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia in its journal Journal of Agribusiness.
Volume (Year): 25 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
fumigant; herbicide; methyl bromide; multi-period programming; optimization; simulation; stochastic dominance; Agribusiness; Crop Production/Industries;
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