Do You See What I See? Examining the Epistemic Barriers to Sustainable Agriculture

Carolan, M. (2006). Do You See What I See? Examining the Epistemic Barriers to Sustainable Agriculture. Rural Sociology, 71(2), 232.

This paper examines the epistemic barriers to sustainable agriculture, which are those aspects of food production that are not readily revealed by direct perception: such as…

  • Agriculture
    • Pesticide Use
    • Soil Erosion
  • Water
    • Stormwater Management

Using Community-Based Social Marketing Techniques to Enhance Environmental Regulation

Kennedy, A. (2010). Using Community-Based Social Marketing Techniques to Enhance Environmental Regulation. Sustainability, 2(4), 1138-1160

This article explores how environmental regulation may be improved through the use of community-based social marketing techniques. While regulation is an important tool of…

  • Transportation
    • Biking
    • Carpooling
    • Fuel Efficiency
    • Walking
  • Agriculture
    • Pesticide Use
  • Waste Reduction
    • Pollution Prevention
  • Water
    • Water Efficiency
  • Tools
    • Commitment
    • Communication
    • Incentives
    • Norms
    • Prompts

Adverse Health Experiences, Environmental Attitudes, and Pesticide Usage Behavior of Farm Operators

Lichtenberg, E. & Zimmerman, R. (1999). Adverse health experiences, environmental attitudes, and pesticide usage behavior of farm operators . Risk Analysis, 19, 2, 283-294.

Examined whether farmers who have had adverse health experiences believed to be associated with pesticides are more likely to have heightened concerns and therefore take greater…

  • Agriculture
    • Pesticide Use
  • Tools
    • Attitudes

The Socioeconomic Context of Exposure and Response to Environmental Risk

Vaughan, E. (1995). The socioeconomic context of exposure and response to environmental risk. Environment and Behavior, 27, 4, 454-489.

Examined the association between socioeconomic factors and the risk responses of 437 Mexican immigrant farmworkers (MIFs) chronically exposed to agricultural pesticides. MIFs from…

  • Agriculture
    • Pesticide Use

Farmers' Attitudes and Behavior toward Sustainable Agriculture

Petrzelka, P., Korsching, P. F. & Malia, J. E. (1996). Farmers' attitudes and behavior toward sustainable agriculture. Journal of Environmental Education, 28, 1, 38-44.

A mail survey of 151 Iowa farmers with membership in Practical Farmers of Iowa, a sustainable agriculture organization, was used to examine the attitude-behavior relationship of…

  • Agriculture
    • Pesticide Use
  • Tools
    • Attitudes
    • Education

Suburban Lawns: Dimensions of Meaning, Activities, and Environmental Concerns Reported by Homeowning Couples in Georgia and Michigan

Shern, L. C. (1995). Suburban lawns: Dimensions of meaning, activities, and environmental concerns reported by homeowning couples in Georgia and Michigan. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, 56, 3-B,

Mounting evidence points to detrimental effects to the environment and human health from the overuse and misuse of fertilizers and pesticides. Of increasing concern in the United…

  • Water
    • Fertilizer Use
    • Green Landscaping
  • Agriculture
    • Pesticide Use
  • Tools
    • Norms

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