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Implications Of Rice Biotechnology On Optimal Rice Crop Rotation In The Mississippi River Delta Region


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  • Annou, Mamane Malam
  • Thomsen, Michael R.
  • Hansen, James M.
  • Wailes, Eric J.
  • Cramer, Gail L.


Availability of new herbicide-resistant biotech rice varieties may affect traditional rice rotation practices to control red rice and enhance yields. This research evaluates the adoption of biotech rice and its effects on the current practice of crop rotation in the Mississippi River Delta region. The optimal utilization of biotech rice rotation is analyzed using a nonlinear mathematical programming model with mixed integers. Optimal rotation was found to be sensitive to the technology fee, relative prices received by farmers, the effectiveness of red rice control, and a sheath blight penalty on yield for continuous rice production.

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Paper provided by University of Arkansas, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness in its series Staff Papers with number 15774.

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Date of creation: 2001
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Handle: RePEc:ags:uarksp:15774

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Keywords: Farm Management; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies;


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  1. Nalley, Lawton Lanier & Barkley, Andrew P. & Brad, Watkins & Hignight, Jeffrey A., 2009. "Enhancing Farm Profitability through Portfolio Analysis: The Case of Spatial Rice Variety Selection," 2009 Annual Meeting, January 31-February 3, 2009, Atlanta, Georgia 45648, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.


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