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The Economics Of Refuge Design For Bt Corn

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  • Hyde, Jeffrey
  • Martin, Marshall A.
  • Preckel, Paul V.
  • Dobbins, Craig L.
  • Edwards, C. Richard
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    Planting Bt corn on large areas may lead to European corn borer (ECB) resistance to Bt. Scientists recommend planting a non-Bt corn refuge as part of a resistance management strategy. Different refuge configurations may impact farm profits differently. This paper analyzes the economics of alternative refuge configurations in Indiana.

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    Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 1999 Annual meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, TN with number 21519.

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    Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea99:21519

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    Keywords: Bt Corn; refuges; European corn borer; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies;

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    Cited by:
    1. Runge, C. Ford & Jackson, Lee Ann, 1999. "Labeling, Trade And Genetically Modified Organisms (Gmos): A Proposed Solution," Working Papers 14402, University of Minnesota, Center for International Food and Agricultural Policy.
    2. Simpson, R. David & Laxminarayan, Ramanan, 2000. "Biological Limits on Agricultural Intensification: An Example from Resistance Management," Discussion Papers dp-00-43, Resources For the Future.

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