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The plant protection response of farmers in the Guntur district of AndhraPradesh has been examined with particular reference to the adoption of Btcotton varieties and IPM components. The farmers have been found tofollow a wide range of practices to manage the insect pests in cotton. Theuse of chemical insecticides has accounted for, about 37 per cent of thetotal variable costs. No significant reduction in plant protection expenditurehas been recorded on adoption of Bt varieties without IPM practices. Theadoption of IPM practices, however, has led to reduced use of insecticidesand increased profitability. The saving on plant protection chemicals hasmore than compensated the cost of adopting IPM components.Consequently, the net returns have been found increased considerablyfrom cotton cultivation.

Subject(s): Crop Production/Industries

Issue Date: 2007

Publication Type: Journal Article

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/47333 Published in: Agricultural Economics Research Review, Volume 20, Number 2 Page range: 273-282

Total Pages: 10

Record appears in: Agricultural Economics Research Association (India) > Agricultural Economics Research Review

Agricultural Economics Research Review





Autor: Rao, C.A. Rama ; Rao, M. Srinivasa ; Naraiah, P. ; Malathi, B. ; Reddy, Y.V.R.

Fuente: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/47333?ln=en







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