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Main Title A Study of the short term agricultural user adjustment problems associated with major pesticide regulatory restrictions : executive summary /
Author Bernstein, A. ; Stewart, D. ; Lowrey., R.
CORP Author CONSAD Research Corp., Pittsburgh, Pa.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Criteria and Evaluation Div.
Publisher [The Corporation],
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA 540-9-77-014; EPA-68-01-1917
Stock Number PB-270 641
OCLC Number 52344321
Subjects Pesticides--Law and legislation--United States ; Pesticides--Government policy--United States
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Regulations ; Adjustment(Psychology) ; User needs ; Pest control ; Constraining ; DDT ; Aldrin ; Chloradan ; Public law ; Dieldrin ; Farm crops ; Yield ; Production ; Attitudes
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EJED  EPA 540-9-77-014 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 06/19/2019
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 540-9-77-014 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 540-9-77-014 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/08/2019
ESAD  EPA 540-9-77-014 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 12/12/2018
NTIS  PB-270 641 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 29 pages ; 28 cm
The objectives of this study were to identify the range of shortterm (three years) 'on the farm' user adjustment problems associated with major pesticide regulatory decisions, as well as to explain user problems and responses to those problems. This report deals with: Crop production factors affecting user adjustment; Institutional arrangements and activities; Comparison of user adjustment responses and problems; Influential forces in the user adjustment response process; and Procedural recommendations for pesticide regulatory actions. It was found that: a period of 3 years appears to be a reasonable definition for describing 'short term' transitional user adjustment problems. This study found that during the first growing season affected by a regulatory action, many farmers will attempt to 'buy time' by stockpiling the banned pesticide. For some farmers, such stockpiles may be sufficient to carry them through the second growing season as well. However, in the third growing season affected by a regulatory action, few carry-over supplies of a banned pesticide exist and thus, most, if not all, farmers are forced to make an additional adjustment response.
"EPA 540-9-77-014." "November 30, 1976." Cover title. Contract no. 68-01-1917. "Prepared for: Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs, Criteria and Evaluation Division." Includes bibliographical references.