Factors Influencing the Adoption of Insect Management Technology
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Logit analyses are used in evaluating survey data concerning rice stink bug [Oebalus pugnax (Fabricius)] management by Texas rice producers. Effects of rice production attributes on the adoption of insect sweep nets in conjunction with treatment thresholds, and the spraying of insecticides for the management of the rice stink bug, are investigated. The proportion of neighboring land use in pasture, the proportion of rice acreage planted to semidwarf varieties, and producers’ attendance at specific field days significantly affect the probability of adopting sweep nets and treatment thresholds. Adoption of sweep nets and treatment thresholds increase the probability of spraying by 11.3%. © 1990 American Agricultural Economics Association.
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Harper, J. K., Rister, M. E., Mjelde, J. W., Drees, B. M., & Way, M. O.