An Economic Assessment of Red Imported Fire Ant Impacts on the Texas Production Agriculture

Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources

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Title An Economic Assessment of Red Imported Fire Ant Impacts on the Texas Production Agriculture
 
Creator Willis, David B.
Salin, Victoria
Lard, Curtis F.
Robison, Sara
 
Subject RIFA; economic impacts; damages
 
Description A survey of 3,612 Texas agricultural producers was conducted to estimate the economic damage Red Imported Fire Ants impose on agricultural producers. Statewide and regional damage estimates for crop losses, livestock losses, equipment repair and equipment replacement, medical expenses, veterinary cost, farmstead damages, and control costs are derived. Agricultural damages in Texas annually exceed $90 million and 37% of the damage is a consequence of lost crop yield. Average per farm loss, for farms reporting losses, range from a low of $26 for farms located in agricultural district 2-N in West Texas to a high of $9,438 for farms located in agricultural district 10-S located in Southeastern Texas.
 
Publisher Agricultural Consortium of Texas
 
Contributor
 
Date 2016-05-09
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://txjanr.agintexas.org/index.php/txjanr/article/view/166
 
Source Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources; Vol 14 (2001); 68-79
0891-5466
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://txjanr.agintexas.org/index.php/txjanr/article/view/166/153
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources
 

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