D0239 Light brown apple moth (Epiphyas postvittana) economic analysis using GIS and quantitative modeling

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Exhibit Hall 3, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Glenn Fowler , USDA - APHIS - PPQ - CPHST, Raleigh, NC
Lynn Garrett , USDA - APHIS - PPQ - CPHST, Raleigh, NC
Alison Neeley , USDA - APHIS, Raleigh, NC
Daniel Borchert , USDA - APHIS, Raleigh, NC
Brian Spears , USDA-APHIS-PPQ-CPHST-PERAL, Raleigh, NC
We generated an economic analysis that estimated the costs to U.S. apple, grape, orange and pear crops if the light brown apple moth (LBAM) were to become established throughout its potential range in the conterminous United States. We used GIS, climate mapping and quantitative modeling to conduct the analysis. Our analysis can be used to inform regulatory policy and funding decisions regarding LBAM.

doi: 10.1603/ICE.2016.36168