FACTORS INFLUENCING PESTICIDE USE IN A RICE- VEGETABLE FARMING SYSTEM IN BANGLADESH

This paper studies factors associated with pesticide use in a rice-vegetable farming system in Bangladesh. Data came from a 1998/99 survey of 400 farm households. Regressions were used to examine factors that helped explain variation in patterns of pesticide expenditure. Controlling for farmer characteristics, results revealed positive and significant correlation between pesticide expenditures and farm size, non-agricultural income and degree of vegetable commercialization. Access to credit was found to have no explanatory power in the regressions. Farmers' estimates of pest infestation and damage were weakly correlated with pesticide expenditures.


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Issue Date:
Dec 31 1999
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN 0237-3539 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/202084
Published in:
Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 22, Number 2
Page range:
87-98
Total Pages:
12
Series Statement:
XXII
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