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Cover for The economics of soybean disease control.

This book, which contains eleven chapters, is concerned with one aspect of the quest for productivity, the economics of managing diseases that affect soyabean production. It begins with a historical account of soyabeans and soyabean production, charting their growth from a simple forage crop of...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Soybeans: the emergence of a global crop.

This chapter discusses the history, production, products and exports, consumption and imports, as well as future growth in demand and supply, of soyabean. The economics of disease control in soyabean production is also examined. In particular, the chapter analyses how farmers decide whether to...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Disease incidence, severity, and conditioning factors.

To understand how soyabean farmers form expectations about the incidence and severity of disease, how they choose among different control practices, and how they decide when to use them, this chapter focuses its empirical analysis on a specific class of soyabean diseases, i.e. seedling disease and...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for An economic framework of disease management.

This chapter presents an economic framework of farmers' decision making on disease damage abatement in soyabean production. The farmer's essential disease management task is to determine whether the yield loss from disease in any given field and year will surpass a threshold known as the economic...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Expectations of incidence, severity, and yield loss.

Because little is known about farmers' expectations in soyabean disease control, multiple surveys were conducted to discover them. These surveys were carried out at the Economics and Management of Agrobiotechnology Centre at the University of Missouri, Missouri, USA. Farmers' expectations were...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Costs, profits, and farm demand for disease control.

This chapter considers how soyabean farmers choose disease control methods for their farms and how their collective choices add up to form the aggregate demand for disease control inputs in soyabean production. Within the context of disease control, soyabean farmers gather information from a...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Farm demand for innovation in disease control.

This chapter analyses the farmer's decision to adopt an improved input for disease control with a decision tree model similar to the one used in the previous chapter. In particular, the chapter examines the case where a novel genetic trait offering broad resistance against oomycetes is developed...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Economic benefits from innovation.

Most soyabean farmers use chemical fungicides and resistant cultivars to limit yield losses from disease when they expect damage from pathogens to exceed the economic injury level. The suppliers of such inputs actively invest in R&D to regularly improve them by developing more efficient genetic ...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Summary and conclusions.

This chapter highlights the basic economics of soyabean disease management in its present state. There are, however, important developments that may bring about significant change in the near and distant future that deserve attention. These include climate change and a flow of fundamental technical ...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Does transgenic food production affect world food prices?

This chapter considers in detail the question of whether transgenic food production affects world food prices. Sections examine: the long-term trends in international prices; the effects of increased Asian demand on food prices; the relationship between US ethanol production and maize prices; the...

Author(s)
Brankov, T.; Lovre, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240542)
Type
Book chapter

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