Pests and Pesticides, Risk and Risk Aversion

Theoretical and applied literature on risk in pest control decision making is reviewed. Risk can affect pesticide decision making either because of risk aversion or because of its influence on expected profit. It is suggested that pesticide application does not necessarily reduce risk and that risk does not necessarily lead to increased pesticide use by individual farmers. Analyses need to consider more sources of risk than has usually occurred. The influence of pest information on risk is discussed. A range of analytical techniques for analysing risk in pest control is reviewed. Gaps in existing literature are identified.


Issue Date:
1989
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/232312
Total Pages:
21
Series Statement:
Discussion Papers
10/89




 Record created 2017-04-01, last modified 2017-04-26

Fulltext:
Download fulltext
PDF

Rate this document:

Rate this document:
1
2
3
 
(Not yet reviewed)