Title page for ETD etd-09272000-14340016


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Beddow, Jason Michael
Author's Email Address jbeddow@vt.edu
URN etd-09272000-14340016
Title Protocols for the Assessment of Economic and Environmental Effects of Integrated Pest Management Programs
Degree Master of Science
Department Agricultural and Applied Economics
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Norton, George W. Committee Chair
Bosch, Darrell J. Committee Member
Rajotte, Edwin G. Committee Member
Riha, Susan Committee Member
Keywords
  • IPM
  • economic impacts
  • environmental impacts
  • integrated pest management
Date of Defense 2000-05-09
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs are often called on to demonstrate their impacts. While many studies demonstrate techniques for assessing various economic and environmental effects of IPM, the literature provides little guidance on incorporating the techniques to perform complete assessments of IPM programs. This thesis begins with a discussion of relevant economic and environmental techniques for IPM impact assessment. Next, impact assessment techniques that are widely accepted and analytically feasible are identified. These techniques are incorporated into comprehensive impact assessment frameworks for use by individuals charged with the assessment of state level IPM programs. The study concludes with case studies which show how the assessment protocols were applied to estimate and describe the impacts of the Pennsylvania and Massachusetts sweet corn IPM programs.
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