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Statistical analysis of pesttolerant crop response with reference to corn weed control

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 October 2009

Fang Du
Affiliation:
Assistant Vice-President/Senior Analyst, Department of Portfolio Management, Fleet Financial Group, Providence, RI;
Bernard J. Morzuch
Affiliation:
Professors, Department of Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-2040.
L. Joe Moffitt
Affiliation:
Professors, Department of Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-2040.
Prasanta C. Bhowmik
Affiliation:
Professor, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-2040.
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Abstract

A statistical model of crop-weed competition is developed to permit, but not require, the existence of crop tolerance of weed pests. The popular rectangular hyperbolic model of crop-weed competition is shown to be a special case of the more comprehensive model. Application of the model to corn weed control in Massachusetts demonstrates its practicality and detects evidence of pest-tolerant crop response in this crop-weed system.

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