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Invasive Species and Biosecurity: Cost of Monitoring and Controlling Mediterranean Fruit Flies in Florida

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  • Pierre, Raphael
  • Spreen, Thomas H.
  • Moss, Charles B.

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The growing movement of people and goods that started in the closing years of the twentieth century has increased the possibility of the accidental or intentional introduction of biohazards that can affect agricultural production in the United States. This study examines the ex ante decision between the deployment of monitoring devices (traps) versus the use of countermeasures to control Mediterranean fruit flies in Florida. To examine this tradeoff, this study outlines a mathematical model to study the effectiveness of traps and the cost of treatment. The empirical results presented in this study indicate that additional parameterization efforts are needed.

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Article provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Volume (Year): 38 (2006)
Issue (Month): 02 (August)
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Handle: RePEc:ags:joaaec:43770

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Keywords: biohazards; conditional probability; cost of eradication; density functions; Food Security and Poverty; C60; Q12; Q57;

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  1. Christopher Lominac & Amitrajeet Batabyal, 2009. "An approach to the management of orchards that are vulnerable to attack by invasive species," Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences, Springer, vol. 2(2), pages 123-131, October.
  2. Amitrajeet A. Batabyal & Peter Nijkamp, 2007. "Optimal Resource Management in the Presence of a Deleterious Alien Species," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 07-085/3, Tinbergen Institute.
  3. Amitrajeet A. Batabyal & Peter Nijkamp, 2007. "Optimal Resource Management in the Presence of a Deleterious Alien Species," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 07-085/3, Tinbergen Institute.

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