Behavioral Responses to Disease Forecasts: From Precision to Automation in Powdery Mildew Management

Olena Sambucci and Travis J. Lybbert

from ARE Update Vol. 20, No. 1, Sep/Oct, 2016

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Abstract

Disease forecasts aim to optimize disease management and reduce environmental impacts. We find that grape growers value improved disease control from such forecasts, but respond in complex ways that may undermine any positive environmental effects. Increased precision and automation may reduce the scope of these behavioral responses.

Keywords

Grapes, winegrapes, vineyard management, pesticide use, production risk, risk management

Citation

Olena Sambucci and Travis J. Lybbert. "Behavioral Responses to Disease Forecasts: From Precision to Automation in Powdery Mildew Management." ARE Update 20(1)(2016):5-8. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
http://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2016/20/1/behavioral-responses-to-disease-forecasts-from-pre/