Identifying the Potential Adopters of an Agricultural Innovation


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Researcher's References

Kaine G and Bewsell D, (2008) Adoption of Integrated Pest Management by apple growers: the role of context, International Journal of Pest Management, 54 (3): 255-265.

Kaine G, Lees J and Wright V (2007) An Approach to Predicting Demand for an Agricultural Innovation, Australasian Agribusiness Review, 15: 94-107.

Bewsell D, Monaghan R and Kaine G (2007) Adoption of stream fencing among dairy farmers in four catchments in New Zealand, Environmental Management, 40 (2), 201-209.

Kaine G and Higson M (2006) Understanding Variety in Landholders’ Responses to Resource Policy, Paper 6, Australasian Agribusiness Review,14,

Boland A, Bewsell D and Kaine G (2005) Adoption of sustainable irrigation management practices by stone and pome fruit growers in the Goulburn/Murray Valleys, Australia, Irrigation Science, November, 1 – 9.

Kaine G, Sandall J and Bewsell D (2003) Personality, strategy and innovation in agriculture, Proceedings of the 16th European Seminar on Extension Education, Eger, Hungary, September.

Kaine G, Court J and Niall E (2002) Implications of customer perceptions and decision-making for genetic gain in the wool industry, Wool Technology and Sheep Breeding, 50 (3): 423-430.

Kaine G and Niall E (2001) The adoption of sub-surface drainage and on-off grazing by Victorian dairy farmers, Proceedings of the 10th Australian Agronomy Conference, Hobart, January.

Kaine G, Lees JW and Sandall J (1998) Planning and strategy on family farms, Bond Management Review, 5 (2), 35-45.


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About the Researcher

Dr Geoff Kaine

 Geoff Kaine

Policy Research Leader, Department of Primary Industries, Tatura

Geoff Kaine's fields of special competence include adoption of new technologies and practices by primary producers and market based instruments in natural resource policy.


  • Bachelor of Agricultural Economics, University of New England, 1982
  • Master of Economics, University of New England, 1987
  • PhD, University of New England, 2009


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