This study aims to analyze econometrically the impact of IPM training on farmers' economic way of thinking about pest management. The IPM training is expected to increase farmers' acceptable level of pest attack, and reduce pesticide use. The study was conducted in Java, where the training has been widely performed. Panel data on soybeans during 1990-1998 were collected from provincial agricultural agencies. Simultaneous equation models were employed to estimate a function of economic threshold...[Show more]
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