Publications on Agricultural Extension, Monitoring, and Adoption and Diffusion of Innovations

David J. PANNELL
University of Western Australia, Crawley 6009, Australia


Books, Monographs, Major Reports

Pannell, D.J. and Vanclay, F.M. (eds) (2011). Changing Land Management: Adoption of New Practices by Rural Landholders, CSIRO Publishing, Canberra.

Marsh, S.P. and Pannell, D.J. (2000). The New Environment for Agriculture: Fostering the Relationship Between Public and Private Extension, RIRDC Publication No. 00/149, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Canberra, 117 pp. https://rirdc.infoservices.com.au/items/00-149 (428K pdf)

Articles and notes in journals

Marsh, S.P., Pannell, D.J. and Llewellyn, R.S. (2011). Economics and extension, In: Jennings, J., Packham, R. and Woodside, D., Shaping Change: Natural Resource Management, Agriculture, and the Role of Extension, Australia-Pacific Extension Network, Australia, pp. 182-189.

Pannell, D.J., Marshall, G.R., Barr, N., Curtis, A., Vanclay, F. and Wilkinson, R. (2011). Adoption of conservation practices by rural landholders, In: Jennings, J., Packham, R. and Woodside, D., Shaping Change: Natural Resource Management, Agriculture, and the Role of Extension, Australia-Pacific Extension Network, Australia, pp. 72-77.

Llewellyn, R.S. and Pannell, D.J. (2010). Managing the herbicide resource: an evaluation of extension on management of herbicide-resistant weeds, AgBioForum 12(3&4): 358-369.

Pannell, D.J. and Wilkinson, R. (2009). Policy mechanism choice for environmental management by non-commercial “lifestyle” rural landholders, Ecological Economics 68: 2679-2687. Available as INFFER Working Paper 0807, University of Western Australia. Full paper (165K pdf)

Pannell, D.J., Marshall, G.R., Barr, N., Curtis, A., Vanclay, F. and Wilkinson, R. (2006). Adoption of conservation practices by rural landholders, Connections: Farm, Food and Resource Issues, here.

Llewellyn, R.S., Lindner, R.K., Pannell D.J. & Powles, S.B. (2007). Herbicide resistance and the adoption of integrated weed management by Western Australian grain growers, Agricultural Economics 36(1): 123-130. Link to the paper at the journal's web site here.

Marsh, S.P., Burton, M.P. and Pannell, D.J. (2006). Understanding farmers’ monitoring of water tables for salinity management, Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 46(7): 1113-1122.

Pannell, D.J., Marshall, G.R., Barr, N., Curtis, A., Vanclay, F. and Wilkinson, R. (2006). Understanding and promoting adoption of conservation practices by rural landholders. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 46(11): 1407-1424. Access paper at Journal web site here. Pre-publication version available here (161K).

Llewellyn, R.S., Lindner, R.K., Pannell D.J. & Powles, S.B. (2005). Targeting key perceptions when planning and evaluating extension, Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 45: 1627-1633. Full paper (52K)

Abadi Ghadim, A.K., Pannell, D.J. and Burton, M.P. (2005). Risk, uncertainty and learning in adoption of a crop innovation, Agricultural Economics 33:1-9.

Pannell, D.J. (2004). Effectively communicating economics to policy makers. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 48(3): 535-555. Full journal paper (138K pdf) also available via the Journal homepage: www.blackwellpublishing.com/ajare

Llewellyn, R.S., Lindner, R.K., Pannell D.J. and Powles, S.B. (2004). Grain grower perceptions and the use of integrated weed management, Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 44(10) 993–1001. Full journal paper (211K pdf file)

Marsh, S.P., Pannell, D.J. and Lindner, R.K. (2004). Does agricultural extension pay? A case study for a new crop, lupins, in Western Australia. Agricultural Economics 30(1): 17-30. Full paper (115K)

Kington, E.A. and Pannell, D.J. (2003). Dryland salinity in the upper Kent River catchment of Western Australia: Farmer perceptions and practices, Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 43(1): 19-28. Full journal paper (134K pdf file)

Pannell, D.J. (2003). What is the Value of a Sustainability Indicator? Economic and Social Issues in Monitoring and Management for Sustainability. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 43(3): 239-243. Full journal paper (48K pdf file)

Marra, M., Pannell, D.J. and Abadi Ghadim, A. (2003). The economics of risk, uncertainty and learning in the adoption of new agricultural technologies: Where are we on the learning curve? Agricultural Systems, 75(2/3): 215-234. Full paper (82K)

Llewellyn, R.S., Lindner, R.K., Pannell D.J. & Powles, S.B. (2002). Resistance and the herbicide resource: perceptions of Western Australian grain growers, Crop Protection 21: 1067-1075.

Llewellyn, R., Lindner, R.K, Pannell, D.J. and Powles, S. (2001). Adoption of integrated weed management to conserve the herbicide resource: review and framework, Australasian Agribusiness Review http://www.agribusiness.asn.au/review/2001v9/Llewellyn_2001_1/Llewellyn.htm.

Stewart, V., Marsh, S., Kingwell, R., Pannell, D., Abadi, A. and Schilizzi, S. (2000). Computer games and fun in farming systems education? : A case study. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension 7(2): 117-128. Click here to go to the journal's web site.

Marsh, S.P. and Pannell, D.J. (2000). Agricultural extension policy in Australia: The good, the bad and the misguided. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 44(4): 605-627. Full paper (111K).

Marsh, S.P., Pannell, D.J. and Lindner R.K. (2000). The impact of agricultural extension on adoption and diffusion of lupins as a new crop in Western Australia. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 40(4): 571-583. Full journal paper (145K pdf)

Pannell D.J. and Glenn N.A. (2000). A Framework for Economic Evaluation and Selection of Sustainability Indicators in Agriculture, Ecological Economics 33(1): 135-149. Full paper (93 K)

Pannell, D.J. (1999). Social and economic challenges in the development of complex farming systems, Agroforestry Systems 45(1-3): 393-409. Full paper (65K)

Marsh, S.P. and Pannell, D.J. (1999). Agricultural extension policy and practice in Australia: an overview, Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension 6(2): 83-92. Click here to go to the journal's web site.

Abadi Ghadim, A.K. and Pannell, D.J. (1999). A conceptual framework of adoption of an agricultural innovation, Agricultural Economics 21: 145-154.

Pannell, D.J. (1999). Economics, extension and the adoption of land conservation innovations in agriculture, International Journal of Social Economics 26(7/8/9): 999-1012.

Marsh, S.P. and Pannell, D.J. (1998). The changing relationship between private and public sector agricultural extension in Australia. Rural Society 8(2): 133-151. Full paper (94K)

Pannell, D.J. (1996). Lessons from a decade of whole-farm modelling in Western Australia. Review of Agricultural Economics 18: 373-383. Full paper (61 K)

Pannell, D.J. (1988). The place of expert systems in agricultural economics, Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics 56(2): 206-9.

Book chapters

Pannell, D.J. and Vanclay, F.M. (2011). Changing land management: multiple perspectives on a multifaceted issue, In Pannell, D.J. and Vanclay, F.M. (eds) (2011). Changing Land Management: Adoption of New Practices by Rural Landholders, CSIRO Publishing, Canberra.

Pannell, D.J., Marshall, G.R., Barr, N., Curtis, A., Vanclay, F. and Wilkinson, R. (2011). Understanding and promoting adoption of conservation practices by rural landholders, In Pannell, D.J. and Vanclay, F.M. (eds) (2011). Changing Land Management: Adoption of New Practices by Rural Landholders, CSIRO Publishing, Canberra.

Pannell, D.J. (2011). Policy perspectives on changing land management, In Pannell, D.J. and Vanclay, F.M. (eds) (2011). Changing Land Management: Adoption of New Practices by Rural Landholders, CSIRO Publishing, Canberra.

Pannell, D.J. (2003). Uncertainty and Adoption of Sustainable Farming Systems. in B.A. Babcock, R.W. Fraser and J.N. Lekakis (eds), Risk Management and the Environment: Agriculture in Perspective, Kluwer, Dordrecht, pp. 67-81. Full paper (50K)

Abadi Ghadim, A.K., Pannell, D.J. (2003). Risk Attitudes and Risk Perceptions of Crop Producers in Western Australia, in B.A. Babcock, R.W. Fraser and J.N. Lekakis (eds), Risk Management and the Environment: Agriculture in Perspective, Kluwer, Dordrecht, pp. 113-133.

Pannell, D.J. and Zilberman, D. (2001). Economic and sociological factors affecting growers’ decision making on herbicide resistance. In: D.L. Shaner and S.B. Powles (eds.) Herbicide Resistance and World Grains, CRC Press, Boca Raton, pp. 251-277. Full paper (110K)

Pannell,D.J. (2001). Explaining non-adoption of practices to prevent dryland salinity in Western Australia: Implications for policy. In: A. Conacher (ed.), Land Degradation, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 335-346. Full paper (49K).

Marsh, S.P., Burton, M.P. and Pannell,D.J. (2001). Understanding farmer monitoring of a ‘sustainability indicator’: Depth to saline groundwater in Western Australia. In: A. Conacher (ed.), Land Degradation, Kluwer, Dordrecht, pp. 207-222. Full paper (141K)

Pannell, D.J. (1999). Social and Economic Challenges in the Development of Complex Farming Systems, In: Lefroy EC, Hobbs RJ, O'Connor MH and Pate JS (eds) Agriculture as a Mimic of Natural Ecosystems, Kluwer, Dordrecht, pp. 449-465. Full paper (65K)

Proceedings - invited papers

Pannell, D.J. (2003). Effectively communicating economics to policy makers, Invited paper presented at the 47th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Fremantle, Western Australia, 12-14 February 2003. Full paper (103K pdf file)

Pannell, D.J. (2002). Human dimensions of integrated weed management, In: H. Spafford Jacob, J. Dodd and J.H. Moore, 13th Australian Weeds Conference, Papers and Proceedings, 8-13 September 2002, Perth, Western Australia, Plant Protection Society of WA, Perth, pp. 8-15. Full paper (53K)

Pannell, D.J. (2001). Economic Dimensions of Landcare, State Landcare Conference 2001, 11-14 September 2001, Mandurah Western Australia, pp. 131-144. Full paper (74K)

Pannell, D.J. (2002). Economic Aspects of Salinity in Wheatbelt Valleys of Western Australia, Dealing with Salinity in Wheatbelt Valleys: Processes, Prospects and Practical Options. Papers, Proceedings and Outcomes of the Field Tour/Conference/Workshop, July 31-August 1 2001, Merredin, Western Australia, CD-ROM, Water and Rivers Commission, Perth. Full paper (76K)

Pannell, D.J. (2001). Decision Support for Integrated Weed Management. Proceedings of the Third International Weed Science Congress, 6-11 June 2000, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, Manuscript number 148, 14 pp., CD-ROM. Available from International Weed Science Congress, Oxford, MS, USA. Full paper (68K)

Pannell, D.J. (2000). 'What is the Value of a Sustainability Indicator? Economic and Social Issues in Monitoring and Management for Sustainability' Invited paper presented at two-day workshop, 'Application of sustainability indicators to the management of soil and catchment health in the northern grains region of New South Wales.' UNE, Armidale, NSW, 1. 11-12 July 2000. Full paper (38K)

Pannell, D.J. (1998). Landcare and the adoption of sustainable farming systems, Profitable and Sustainable Farming Systems - Where are the $?, Proceedings from the Seminar, 2-3 July 1998, Geelong, Victoria, Rural Resources Group, Geelong, pp. 90-107. Full paper (59K)

Pannell, D.J. (1997). Social and economic challenges to the development of complex farming systems, Workshop on Agriculture as a Mimic of Natural Ecosystems, Perth, Western Australia, 2-6 Sept. 1997. Full paper (65K)

Proceedings - contributed papers

Llewellyn, R.S. and Pannell D.J. (2003). Identifying key farmer perceptions for planning and evaluation of extension, Proceedings, Australian Farming Systems Conference, Toowoomba, Queensland, 7-10 September 2003. CD-ROM (refereed) http://afsa.asn.au/pdfs/llewellynrick.pdf

Marsh, S.P. and Pannell, D.J. (1997). The Changing Relationship Between Private and Public Sector Agricultural Extension in Australia, in Proceedings of the 2nd Australasia Pacific Extension Conference, Managing Change - Building Knowledge and Skills, Albury, NSW 18-21 Nov 1997, Vol II, pp. 350-356. Full paper (94K) (similar paper, not identical)

Marsh, S.P. and Pannell, D.J. (1997). What we think we know about extension, and why it’s not enough for Landcare. Paper presented at RGC Mineral Sands Limited State Landcare Conference 1997, Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton, 1-4 September 1997. (Accidentally omitted from proceedings). Full paper (29K)

Abadi Ghadim, A.K., Pannell, D.J., Bennett, A. and Stewart, V. (1996). Farmers' risk perspective on adoption of legume crops. In: M. Asghar (ed.), Proceedings of the 8th Australian Agronomy Conference 1996, Toowoomba, Queensland, 30 January - 2 February, 1996, Australian Society of Agronomy, Carlton, Victoria, pp. 56-59.

Marsh, S.P., Pannell, D.J. and Lindner, R.K. (1994). Extension and adoption of lupins in Western Australia. In: Proceedings of the First Australian Lupin Technical Symposium, Perth, Western Australia, 17-21 October 1994, pp. 191-211.

Unpublished conference papers

Kuehne, G., Llewellyn, R.S., Pannell, D.J., Wilkinson, R., Dolling, P. and Ewing, M.A. (2011). ADOPT: a tool for predicting adoption of agricultural innovations, Paper presented at the 55th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Melbourne, 8-11 February 2011. Full paper (491K)

Llewellyn, R.S., Lindner, R.K., Pannell, D.J. and Powles, S.B. (2003). Effective information and the influence of an extension event on perceptions and adoption, 47th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Fremantle, Western Australia, February 12-14 2003.

Llewellyn, R.S., Lindner, R.K., Pannell, D.J. and Powles, S.B. (2002). Adoption of herbicide resistance management practices by Australian grain growers, 46th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Canberra, February 13-15 2002. Full paper (126K)

Stewart, Vanessa and David Pannell (2000). Farmer workshops on herbicide resistance, Poster presented at III International Weed Science Congress, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, 6-11 June 2000.

Abadi Ghadim, A.K. and Pannell, D.J. (2000). Risk attitudes and risk perceptions of crop producers in Western Australia, Paper presented at the 44th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, University of Sydney, January 23-25 2000.

Marsh, Sally P., Michael P. Burton, David J. Pannell (2000). Explaining farmers’ monitoring of sustainability indicators: a bore-ing example for salinity in Western Australia, Paper presented at the 44th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, University of Sydney, January 23-25 2000.

Llewellyn, Rick, Bob Lindner, David Pannell & Stephen Powles (2000). Adoption of integrated weed management to conserve the herbicide resource: review and framework, Paper presented at the 44th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, University of Sydney, January 23-25 2000. http://www.agribusiness.asn.au/review/2001v9/Llewellyn_2001_1/Llewellyn.htm

Pannell, D.J. (1999). Uncertainty and Adoption of Sustainable Farming Systems, Paper presented at the 43rd Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Christchurch, New Zealand, January 20-22 1999. (SEA Working paper 99/01)
Full paper (50K).

Abadi Ghadim, A.K. and Pannell, D.J. (1998). The importance of risk in adoption of a crop innovation:Empirical evidence from Western Australia. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, University of New England, Armidale, NSW Jan 19-21 1998. abstract

Marsh, S.P. and Pannell, D.J. (1998). Agricultural extension policy in Australia: The good, the bad and the misguided. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, University of New England, Armidale, NSW Jan 19-21 1998. Full paper (111K).

Glenn, N.A. and Pannell, D.J. (1998). The Economics and Application of Sustainability Indicators in Agriculture. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, University of New England, Armidale, NSW Jan 19-21 1998.

Abadi Ghadim, A.K. and Pannell, D.J. (1997). A conceptual framework of adoption of an innovation including dynamic learning, personal perceptions and risk attitudes. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Gold Coast, Queensland, Jan 22-24 1997.

Marsh, S.P. and Pannell, D.J. (1997). The changing relationship between private and public sector agricultural extension in Australia. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Gold Coast, Queensland, Jan 22-24 1997. Full paper (94K)

Marsh, S.P., Pannell, D.J. and Lindner, R.K. (1996). Does extension pay? A case study looking at the adoption of lupins in Western Australia. Paper presented at the 40th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Melbourne, Feb 12-14 1996. Full paper (115K)

Abadi Ghadim, A.K. and Pannell, D.J. (1996). Pathways to truth: Rates of reduction of uncertainty following trials of a new crop. Paper presented at the 40th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Melbourne, Feb 12-14 1996.

Marsh, S., Pannell, D.J. and Lindner, R.K. (1995). Impact of extension on adoption of lupins in Western Australia. Paper presented at the 39th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural Economics Society, Perth, February 14-16 1995. Full paper (100K)

Other publications

Llewellyn, R.S., Lindner, R.K., Pannell, D.J. and Powles, S.B. (2001). Farmer perceptions of the herbicide resistance ‘wall’, SEA Working Paper 01/13, School of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia. Full paper (83K)

Marsh, S.P. and Pannell, D.J. (2000). The New Environment for Agriculture: Fostering the Relationship Between Public and Private Extension, RIRDC Publication No. 00/149, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Canberra, 117 pp. http://www.rirdc.gov.au/reports/HCC/00-149.pdf (full report, 428K pdf file) - http://www.rirdc.gov.au/reports/HCC/00-149sum.html (summary of report).

Marsh, S.P. and Pannell, D.J. (2000). Agricultural Extension: A decade of change. RIRDC Short Report 66. RIRDC, Kingston, ACT. http://www.rirdc.gov.au/pub/shortreps/sr66.html

Marsh, S.P., Pannell, D.J. and Lindner, R.K. 1996, Agricultural Extension and the Rate of Adoption of Innovations: A Case Study of the Adoption and Diffusion of Lupins in Western Australia, Final report for RIRDC Project UWA-11A, University of Western Australia.


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