Is Area-Wide Pest Management Useful? The Case of Citrus Greening.

dc.contributor.author Singerman, Ariel
dc.contributor.author Lence, Sergio
dc.contributor.author Lence, Sergio
dc.contributor.author Useche, Pilar
dc.contributor.department Economics
dc.date 2018-02-19T05:53:38.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:08:15Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:08:15Z
dc.date.copyright Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2017
dc.date.embargo 2019-07-04
dc.date.issued 2017-07-04
dc.description.abstract <p>Citrus greening currently poses a severe threat to citrus production worldwide. No treatment or management strategy is yet available to cure the disease. Scientists recommend controlling the vector of the disease, and area-wide pest management has been proposed as a superior alternative to individual pest management. We analyzed a unique dataset of farm-level citrus yields that allowed us to test this hypothesis. We found that yields of blocks located in an area with higher participation in coordinated sprays were 28%, 73% and 98% percent higher in 2012/13, 2013/14, and 2014/15, respectively, compared to the yields of blocks under the same management but located in an area with lower participation; providing evidence on the efficiency of a well-performing pest management area to deal with HLB. However, participation in CHMAs has not been commensurate with this evidence. We present survey data that provide insights about producers’ preferences and attitudes toward the area-wide pest management program. Despite the economic benefit we found area-wide pest management can provide, the strategic uncertainty involved in relying on neighbors seems to impose too high of a cost for most growers, who end up not coordinating sprays.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is published as Singerman, A., S. H. Lence, and P. Useche. “Is Area-Wide Pest Management Useful? The Case of Citrus Greening.” Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy (forthcoming, first published online: July 4, 2017). doi: 10.1093/aepp/ppx030). doi: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aepp/ppx030" target="_blank" title="Is Area-Wide Pest Management Useful? The Case of Citrus Greening">http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aepp/ppx030</a>. Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.source.uri 10.1093/aepp/ppx030
dc.subject.disciplines Agricultural and Resource Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Agricultural Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Growth and Development
dc.subject.disciplines Regional Economics
dc.title Is Area-Wide Pest Management Useful? The Case of Citrus Greening.
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