Pest Control. David Zilberman ARE 253 PP253. Pesticides: Damage Control Agents. Pests include: Big animals (elephants, coyotes) Small creatures (mice, birds) Insects Viruses Weed Control types--Chemical Agronomic: fences,hoes, tractors, traps
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ARE 253 PP253
MEC=Marginal Externality Cost
MRC=Marginal Resistance Cost
Social optimum=point A
Monopoly =Price C Quantity B
Competitive outcome=point EPossible Pesticide Use Levels
MB of production
Risk of chemical residues can be reduced by
*Reducing application levels through taxes, direct control,etc.
*Blocking movement of residue to and in bodies of water (can be induced by incentives).
*Reducing human exposure by filters,protective clothing.
*Treatment in case of poisoning and injury.
initial exposure exposure dose/response
might represent the degree of confidence we have in our risk estimate.