The 'Paradox of Thrips': Identifying a Critical Level of Investment in Pest Exclusion Activities in Western Australia

With increasing efficiency in human and freight transport fuelled by the creation of the global market place, pressure is mounting on quarantine administrators to target their resources strategically. A managed approach to decision-making is therefore becoming an integral part of quarantine management since target species and/or entry pathways must be identified and policed effectively. Using the example of Melon Thrips in Western Australia, this paper presents an economic framework that allows decision-makers to prioritise exotic pests based on the damage and production cost increases they are capable of imposing on affected industries. In doing so it identifies a critical level of expected damage associated with the pest that can then be used as a ceiling for incursion response expenditure.


Editor(s):
Malcolm, Bill
Wright, Vic
Issue Date:
2005
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN 1442-6951 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/126404
Published in:
Australasian Agribusiness Review, Volume 13
JEL Codes:
ISSN 1442-6951
Series Statement:
Volume 13
Paper 11




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