Integrated joint pest management strategies in the presence of control spillovers

Published Date
January 07, 2013
Type
Journal Article
Integrated joint pest management strategies in the presence of control spillovers
Authors:
Yigezu Atnafe Yigezu
Corinne Alexander, Paul V. Preckel, Dirk E. Maier, Linda J Mason, Charles P Woloshuk, John Lawrence, Dale J. Moog

ntegrated pest management has proved cost-effective in coping with crop pests. This article identifies characteristics of pests, controls and economic incentives that may make the development of an integrated joint pest management (IJPM) strategy – designed for simultaneous control of multiple pests – worthwhile. We demonstrate via a case study that an IJPM strategy may add considerable value for on-farm corn storage. Critical factors for an IJPM strategy are that the pests are affected by the same environmental variables, but with different thresholds and response functions; controls for one pest impact other pests; and the pests have similar economic importance

Citation:
Yigezu Yigezu, Corinne Alexander, Paul V. Preckel, Dirk E. Maier, Linda J Mason, Charles P Woloshuk, John Lawrence, Dale J. Moog. (7/1/2013). Integrated joint pest management strategies in the presence of control spillovers. European Review of Agricultural Economics, 40 (5), pp. 785-805.
Keywords:
stored corn
mould management
insect management
stochastic dynamic programming
integrated pest management