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Main Title Crop insurance and information services to control use of pesticides,
Author Miranowski, John A.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Ernst, Ulrich F. W.,
Cummings, Francis H.,
CORP Author Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, Mass.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.,
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA-600/5-74-018; EPA-68-01-1888; EPA-ROAP-16AFN-03
Stock Number PB-238 356
OCLC Number 01148405
Subjects Pesticides. ; Crop insurance. ; Agricultural pests--Information services. ; Insurance, Agricultural--Crops
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Cotton plants ; Insurance ; Farm crops ; Insecticides ; Volume ; Utilization ; Pest control ; Crop losses ; Cost estimates ; Simulation ; Agricultural economics ; Subsidies ; Crop insurance
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 600/5-74-018 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 03/01/1996
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-5-74-018 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/21/2013
EJED  EPA 600/5-74-018 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 07/01/2005
EKAM  HC79.E5S68 1974, no.18 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 06/10/1994
EKBD  EPA-600/5-74-018 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/19/2003
NTIS  PB-238 356 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation vi, 85 pages illustrations 27 cm.
The study analyzes the relative effectiveness and efficiency of pest information and crop insurance programs in encouraging farmers to use potentially harmful pesticides more sparingly by eliminating wasteful applications. Possibly excessive applications of pesticides can be attributed to poor timing of applications and to the risk-averse behavior of farmers. Focusing on insecticide use in cotton production as a major policy problem, the study employs a decision-theoretic framework to simulate the farmer's pesticide use decisions under alternative program options and subsidy levels. To the extent possible, empirical data are analyzed to complement the findings of the simulation analysis.
Prepared for Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under contract 68-01-1888, program element 1BA030, ROAP 1B6AAFN 03. "September 1974." "Project Officer Marshall Rose, Ph. D., Washington Environmental Research Center, Environmental Protection Agency." "Prepared for the Office of Research and Development, Washington Environmental Research Center, by the Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Oregon State University, Corvallis, under Contract No. 68-01-0423." Includes bibliographical references (pages 65-66).