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Agrochemical use and the environment in Australia: A resource economics perspective

Gamini Herath (Department of Business, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia)

International Journal of Social Economics

ISSN: 0306-8293

Article publication date: 1 March 1998

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Abstract

Examines the economic factors that influenced chemical based agriculture in Australia and the adverse environmental effects of agrochemicals. Reports how technological change, government policies and institutions affected the environment through chemicals. Discusses the effectiveness of alternative policy measures in mitigating these adverse consequences.

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Herath, G. (1998), "Agrochemical use and the environment in Australia: A resource economics perspective", International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 25 No. 2/3/4, pp. 283-301. https://doi.org/10.1108/03068299810193461

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