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Main Title Alternatives for reducing insecticides on cotton and corn : economic and environmental impact /
Author Pimentel, David, ; Shoemaker, Christine ; LaDue, Eddy L. ; Rovinsky, Robert B. ; Russell, Noel P.
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Author Title of a Work
Pimentel, David,
CORP Author Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.;Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/5-79-007a; EPA-R-802518-02
Stock Number PB80-145071
OCLC Number 06390849
Subjects Insect pests--Control. ; Insecticides--Research. ; Crop rotation.
Additional Subjects Insecticides ; Insect control ; Costs ; Economic analysis ; Agricultural chemistry ; Agricultural economics ; Estimates ; Strategies ; Pest control ; Corn ; Cotton plants ; Economic impact ; Environmental impact
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EJAD  EPA 600/5-79-007a Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 03/01/1996
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600/5-79-007a Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/16/2014
EJBD  EPA 600/5-79-007a c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/16/2014
EKAM  EPA 600/5-79-007a Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 07/08/1994
EKBD  EPA-600/5-79-007a Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 10/10/2003
EKDD  EPA 600/5-79-007a NERL/ERD Library/Athens,GA 11/12/2014
ELBD  EPA 600-5-79-007a AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 07/09/2012
NTIS  PB80-145071 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 xii, 145 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Abstract
Insecticide levels and application costs supplied by 31 entomological experts, plus estimates of the other costs involved with various insect control strategies, indicate that many insect control strategies that may significantly reduce insecticide use on cotton and corn may be more economical than strategies currently being used. An analysis of alternative insect control technologies in corn revealed that few opportunities exist to employ alternative strategies because only about 1 pound of insectide is applied per acre. The prime pest on corn is the rootworm complex and the practical alternative is crop rotation. Several alternate controls are available for cotton that would reduce the use of large quantities of insecticide, however. A detailed static analysis revealed that selecting the most economical control strategy for cotton in each growing region resulted in an annual reduction in insect control costs of $81 million and also reduced total insecticide use by about 40%. A significant finding was that if cotton production could be allowed to shift naturally in the Nation, insecticide use and cotton production costs would be greatly reduced.
Notes
"August 1979." "Project Officer Thomas E. Waddell, Technology Development and Applications Branch." Includes bibliographical references (pages 68-70). "Grant No. R802518-02."