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AN ECONOMIC TOOL FOR EVALUATING DISEASE MANAGEMENT IN THE JARRAH FORESTS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

David D. Dole and Paul Brennan

Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1996, vol. 40, issue 3, 14

Abstract: A pathogenic, soil-borne fungus has been gradually spreading through the jarrah forest of Western Australia for most of this century. On some sites this fungus can cause almost total forest destruction. Infection is incurable and the effects are irreversible. This paper develops a means for evaluating disease control measures and identifying the optimal level of protection. Standard protection measures are warranted for high and moderate impact sites, over a wide range of risks. Increased expenditure on forest protection is warranted for high and moderate impact sites at especially high risk.

Keywords: Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Risk and Uncertainty (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1996
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.22369

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