Biosecurity, pests, weeds and diseases
It is estimated that it would cost between $205M and $250M to eradicated Mediterranean Fruit Fly (MFF) from Western Australia (WA). While eradication would be beneficial for fruit growers, it is unlikely that benefits would outweigh costs. The most important factor influencing the economic outcome is, how the eradication program affects the export volume and price of fruit.
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Western Australia, Insect control, Cost benefit analysis, Ceratitis capitata.
Fisher, K T, Bleakley, R, and Thomson, N. (1994), A benefit cost analysis of the proposal to eradicate Mediterranean fruit fly from Western Australia. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Report.
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