Feasible Fumigant-Herbicide System Alternatives to Methyl Bromide for Bell Pepper Producers
With 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.
Volume (Year): 25 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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