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The impact of weather variability and climate change on pesticide applications in the US - An empirical investigation

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  • Nikolinka G. Koleva
  • Uwe a Schneider
  • Richard S.J. Tol

    () (Economic and Social Research Institute)

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Weather variability and climate change affect the application of pesticides in agriculture, in turn impacting the environment. Using panel data regression for the US, we find that weather and climate differences significantly influence the application rates of most pesticides. Subsequently, the regression results are linked to downscaled climate change scenario the Canadian and Hadley climate change models. We find that the application of most pesticides increase under both scenarios. The projection results vary by crop, region, and pesticide.

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  • Nikolinka G. Koleva & Uwe a Schneider & Richard S.J. Tol, "undated". "The impact of weather variability and climate change on pesticide applications in the US - An empirical investigation," Working Papers FNU-171, Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University.
  • Handle: RePEc:sgc:wpaper:171
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    Keywords

    Climate change; weather variability; pesticide; regression; panel data; North America; US;

    JEL classification:

    • Q10 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - General
    • Q53 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling
    • Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters and their Management; Global Warming

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