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(c) An increase in the potential output will increase pesticide use. This marginal response is

(d) An increase in the pest population will increase pesticide use. This dx1 x1 marginal response is —=

dN N

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>0. The marginal y response is larger as pest damage increases and the more effective pesticides are in reducing this damage.

(e) An increase in the kill rate of the GMYs will reduce pesticide use.

This follows from dxl=x[ dB: B;

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>0. Pesticides are

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