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dc.contributor.authorHide, R. P.
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-30T23:37:40Z
dc.date.available2011-11-30T23:37:40Z
dc.date.issued1984
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/4068
dc.description.abstractThe literature on pest control technology, biology and economics is reviewed. The problem of resistance is considered in economic terms. Pest susceptibility is defined as a resource and because of a lack of property rights, there is a bias towards its rapid depletion. A lack of property rights for conserving technologies results in their under provision. As the costs of depletion are largely external costs, there is a divergence between decision-making at the individual and societal level. The options for dealing with the problem are identified and evaluated. In the New Zealand apple industry, the basic problem has been exacerbated by an independent approach to fruit grading and pest control research, and by a failure of the latter to identify the economic aspects of resistance. The apple-pest system is interpreted as being on the verge of a resistance episode which could have serious national economic repercussions. The available options are identified and evaluated.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln College, University of Canterburyen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectinsecten
dc.subjectinsect pestsen
dc.subjectpest controlen
dc.subjectNew Zealanden
dc.subjectpest resistanceen
dc.subjectbiological controlen
dc.subjectpest control technologyen
dc.subjectpest control biologyen
dc.subjectpest control economicsen
dc.subjectpest susceptibilityen
dc.subjectapple industryen
dc.subjecttoxicityen
dc.subjectpesticidesen
dc.titleInsect pest resistance : technological, biological and economic dimensionsen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Canterburyen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
lu.thesis.supervisorAckley, K. A.
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Ecologyen
dc.subject.anzsrc070308 Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)en
dc.subject.anzsrc100202 Biological Controlen
dc.subject.anzsrc060808 Invertebrate Biologyen


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