The economics of IPM in processing tomatoes
John M. Antle, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of California, Davis
Seong K. Park, Korea Rural Economics Institute, Seoul, Korea
California Agriculture 40(3):31-32. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v040n03p31.
Even without considering risk reduction, which is significant, the benefits of IPM outweigh the costs.
John M. Antle is Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of California, Davis; Seong K. Park is Economist, Korea Rural Economics Institute, Seoul, Korea.
The authors gratefully acknowledge the advice and assistance of Gene Miyao, Farm Advisor, Yolo County; Craig Weakley, Area Farm Advisor, Sutter-Yuba Counties; Mary Louise Flint, Director, IPM Manuals Group, UC Davis; Karen Klonsky, Farm Management Extension Specialist, UC Davis; and Frank Zalom, IPM Extension Specialist, UC Davis. The authors also thank the 35 Sacramento Valley tomato growers who provided the information on which this study was based.