research product . Model . 2018 . Embargo end date: 26 Jul 2018

Bio-economic model on weed control in cultivation of wheat: Herbicide free wheat production in Switzerland (HerbiFree)

Böcker, Thomas; Finger, Robert;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2018
  • Publisher: ETH Zurich
Strategies to prevent and control pest pressure are required to efficiently produce high quality food products. However, the use of pesticides is associated with potential risks to humans and the environment, motivating policy actions in Switzerland and other European countries. Especially the widespread use of herbicides is increasingly criticised. The goal of this work to investigate the implications of a ban or a voluntary removal of i) specific pesticides (such as glyphosate) as well as ii) all herbicides for Swiss Extenso wheat production. Extenso wheat production implies that no fungicides, insecticides and growth regulators are allowed to be applied, but ...
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free text keywords: Agricultural economics, Agriculture + Agricultural sciences, Glyphosate, Weed control, Wheats, Triticum SSP. (Crop production)
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