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Information Value in Weed Management

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 May 2017

William J. Gillmeister
Affiliation:
Pest Control and Regulation Section, Resource and Technology Division, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC
L. Joe Moffitt
Affiliation:
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Prasanta C. Bhowmik
Affiliation:
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
P. Geoffrey Allen
Affiliation:
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
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Abstract

Use of the economic threshold to improve the efficiency of preemergent-herbicide treatment decisions is limited by a lack of weed information. An economic model for assessing the expected value of weed information needed to implement a threshold decision rule is developed. Empirical results suggest that early season weed information can have value in cabbage weed management in Massachusetts.

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Copyright © 1990 Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association 

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