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Economic Productivity and Profitability Analysis for Whiteflies and Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus (TYLCV) Management Options

Esendugue Greg Fonsah, Yu Chen, Stan Diffie, Rajagopalbabu Srinivansan and David Riley

Journal of Food Distribution Research, 2019, vol. 50, issue 1

Abstract: Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV), transmitted by whiteflies, is a major threat to tomato production worldwide (Moriones and Navas-Castillo, 2000; Lefeuvre et al., 2010). Yield losses up to 100% in affected fields are common (Rakib et al., 2011; Pan et al., 2012; Wu et al., 2012). This study investigates the economic productivity and profitability of treatment for TYLCV management. The economic models adopted for this study include farm enterprise budgeting, sensitivity analysis, and break-even analysis. Results show that total preharvest variable cost was $4,200/acre and the expected net return of $1,958/acre was attainable 50% of the time.

Keywords: Crop Production/Industries; Production Economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.292192

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