Potential Economic Impacts of Draft Restrictions to Address Pesticide Drift and Runoff: Rice Case Study Analysis

Smoot, Kaitlyn, Luis Espino, Rachael Goodhue, Peter Howard, Karen Klonsky, and Randall G. Mutters

from ARE Update Vol. 15, No. 3, Jan/Feb, 2012

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Abstract

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) released draft use regulations to address pesticide runoff and drift in February 2010. This article considers the potential impacts of regulating two specific active ingredients, propanil and lambda-cyhalothrinin, used in rice production in Butte and Colusa counties. Assuming that the proposed regulations are implemented and changes in rice production in these two counties do not affect the price of California rice, then there would be a loss in total revenues of $7.43 million and a loss in net revenues of $6.25 million. These estimates do not include increased management costs. CDPR is currently reassessing the draft regulations after receiving two rounds of public comments.

Keywords

Pesticide regulations, propanil, lambda-cyhalothrinin, environmental restrictions

Citation

Smoot, Kaitlyn, Luis Espino, Rachael Goodhue, Peter Howard, Karen Klonsky, and Randall G. Mutters. "Potential Economic Impacts of Draft Restrictions to Address Pesticide Drift and Runoff: Rice Case Study Analysis." ARE Update 15(3)(2012):1-4. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2012/15/3/potential-economic-impact/