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Estimating the Value of an Early-Warning System
- An early-warning system generates economic value to the extent that it improves decision making. The value of the information hinges on the degree to which a timely response, aided by warnings, facilitates successful damage mitigation. USDA's Coordinated Framework for Soybean Rust includes a network of sentinel soybean plots and wild kudzu stands monitored by extension agents for the presence of soybean rust, a potentially recurring threat to the U.S. soybean crop since 2005. The linchpin in this early-warning system is a website that provides near real-time, county-level information on the location of the disease. We consider factors that may influence information value.
Roberts, Michael J. , Schimmelpfennig, David , Livingston, Michael J. , Ashley, Elizabeth
early warning systems , rust diseases , crop damage , USDA , soybeans , Pueraria montana var. lobata , noxious weeds , extension agents , Internet resource , Phakopsora pachyrhizi , cost effectiveness , United States
- Includes references
- Review of agricultural economics 2009 Summer, v. 31, no. 2
- Blackwell Publishing Inc
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed
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