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dc.contributor.authorChristiaans, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.authorEichner, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.authorPethig, Rüdigeren_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-12-09en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-19T12:01:00Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-19T12:01:00Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/41093-
dc.description.abstractBased on economic methodology we model an ecosystem with two species in predator-prey relationship: mice feed on grain and grain feeds on a resource. With optimizing behavior of individual organismus a short-run ecosystem equilibrium is defined and characterized that depends on the farmer's use of fertilizer and on the mice population which, in turn, is affected by pesticides. Linking a sequence of short-run ecosystem equilibria yields the growth function of the mice population which is thus derived rather than assumed. In each period the farmer harvests all grain in excess of some given amount of seed. If she maximizes her present-value profits, optimal farming is shown to depend on the prices of pesticide or to apply a chattering control. Pest eradication is never optimal. On the other hand, if the farmer takes into account steady state mice populations only, it may be optimal to eradicate mice or to use no or a moderate amount of pesticide depending on prices as well as on the shape of the grain production function which is determined by micro parameters of grain reproduction.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniv., Fachbereich Wirtschaftswiss., Wirtschaftsinformatik und Wirtschaftsrecht Siegenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge // Universität Siegen, Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Wirtschaftsinformatik und Wirtschaftsrecht 122en_US
dc.subject.jelQ24en_US
dc.subject.jelQ57en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordpesticidesen_US
dc.subject.keywordagricultureen_US
dc.subject.keywordpredator-preyen_US
dc.subject.keywordchattering pest controlen_US
dc.subject.stwPestiziden_US
dc.subject.stwKontrolltheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwAgrarproduktionen_US
dc.subject.stwProduktionsfunktionen_US
dc.subject.stwBioökonomiken_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleOptimal pest control in agricultureen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn504272462en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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