12. Using Decision Theory and Sociological Tools to Facilitate Adoption of Biodiversity-Based Pest Management Strategies

  1. Geoff M. Gurr3,
  2. Steve D. Wratten4,
  3. William E. Snyder5 and
  4. Donna M. Y. Read6
  1. M. M. Escalada1 and
  2. K. L. Heong2

Published Online: 15 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118231838.ch12

Biodiversity and Insect Pests: Key Issues for Sustainable Management

Biodiversity and Insect Pests: Key Issues for Sustainable Management

How to Cite

Escalada, M. M. and Heong, K. L. (2012) Using Decision Theory and Sociological Tools to Facilitate Adoption of Biodiversity-Based Pest Management Strategies, in Biodiversity and Insect Pests: Key Issues for Sustainable Management (eds G. M. Gurr, S. D. Wratten, W. E. Snyder and D. M. Y. Read), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118231838.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 3

    EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation (Charles Sturt University and NSW Department of Primary Industries), PO Box 883 Orange, NSW 2800, Australia

  2. 4

    Bio-Protection Research Centre, PO Box 84, Lincoln University, Lincoln 7647, New Zealand

  3. 5

    Department of Entomology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 99163, USA

  4. 6

    Charles Sturt University, PO Box 883 Orange, New South Wales, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Development Communication, Visayas State University, Baybay, Leyte, Philippines

  2. 2

    Crop and Environmental Sciences Division, International Rice Research Institute, DAPO, Box 7777 Metro Manila, Philippines

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470656860

Online ISBN: 9781118231838

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • applications;
  • decision theory, and sociological tools;
  • farmer decision-making, new technologies;
  • heuristic rules, as ‘rules of thumb’;
  • selective processes and biases;
  • alternative heuristics adoption;
  • biodiversity-based pest management strategy;
  • farmer experiments, three gains initiative;
  • communication strategy;
  • understanding farmers' beliefs, and decision

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Farmer Decision-Making: New Technologies

  • Implementation of a Biodiversity-Based Pest Management Strategy

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgements

  • References