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Managing the Risk of European Corn Borer Resistance to Bt Corn

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  • Hurley, Terrance M.
  • Secchi, Silvia
  • Babcock, Bruce A.
  • Hellmich, Richard L.

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New pesticidal crops are taking advantage of advances in genetic engineering. For example, corn has been engineered to express Bt proteins that are toxic to the European corn borer. These crops are effective pest management tools for United States growers. However, there is concern that pests will develop resistance to these crops resulting in the increased use of more hazardous pesticides. The purpose of this paper is to develop a stochastic dynamic bioeconomic simulation model to help guide regulatory policy designed to mitigate the threat of resistance to new pesticidal crops. The model is used to evaluate the insect resistance management guidelines mandated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency for the use of Bt corn in the Midwestern United States.

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Paper provided by Iowa State University, Department of Economics in its series Staff General Research Papers with number 10294.

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Date of creation: 01 Jan 2002
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Publication status: Published in Environmental and Resource Economics 2002, vol. 22, pp. 537-558
Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:10294

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  1. Terrance Hurley & Silvia Secchi & Bruce Babcock & Richard Hellmich, 2002. "Managing the Risk of European Corn Borer Resistance to Bt Corn," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 22(4), pages 537-558, August.
  2. Hurley, Terrance M. & Babcock, Bruce A. & Hellmich, Richard L., 1998. "Biotechnology And Pest Resistance: An Economic Assessment Of Refuges," 1998 Annual meeting, August 2-5, Salt Lake City, UT 21000, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  3. Terrance M. Hurley & Silvia Secchi & Bruce A. Babcock, 1999. "Managing the Risk of European Corn Borer Resistance to Transgenic Corn: An Assessment of Refuge Recommendations," Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications 99-sr88, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University.
  4. Regev, Uri & Shalit, Haim & Gutierrez, A. P., 1983. "On the optimal allocation of pesticides with increasing resistance: The case of alfalfa weevil," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 10(1), pages 86-100, March.
  5. Gorddard, Russell J. & Pannell, David J. & Hertzler, Greg, 1995. "An Optimal Control Model For Integrated Weed Management Under Herbicide Resistance," Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 39(01), April.
  6. Mitchell, Paul D. & Hurley, Terrance M. & Hellmich, Richard L., 2000. "Economic Evaluation Of Bt Corn Refuge Insurance," 2000 Annual meeting, July 30-August 2, Tampa, FL 21757, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  7. Stephen Clark, J. & Carlson, Gerald A., 1990. "Testing for common versus private property: The case of pesticide resistance," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 19(1), pages 45-60, July.
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  1. Ambec, Stefan & Desquilbet, Marion, 2006. "Pest Resistance Regulation and Pest Mobility," 2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA 21134, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  2. Oleg Yerokhin & GianCarlo Moschini, 2007. "Intellectual Property Rights and Crop-Improving R&D under Adaptive Destruction," Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications 07-wp449, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University.
  3. Stefan Ambec & Marion Desquilbet, 2012. "Regulation of a Spatial Externality: Refuges versus Tax for Managing Pest Resistance," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 51(1), pages 79-104, January.
  4. William Brock & Anastasios Xepapadeas, . "Valuing Biodiversity from an Economic Perspective: AUnified Economic, Ecological and Genetic Approach," Working Papers 0301, University of Crete, Department of Economics.
  5. Hurley, Terrance M. & Babcock, Bruce A. & Hellmich, Richard L., 2001. "Bt Corn and Insect Resistance: An Economic Assessment of Refuges," Staff General Research Papers 5152, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  6. Desquilbet, Marion & Hermann, Markus, 2012. "An assessment of bioeconomic modeling of pest resistance with new insights into dynamic refuge fields," TSE Working Papers 12-263, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE).
  7. Silvia Secchi & Terrance M. Hurley & Richard L. Hellmich, 2001. "Managing European Corn Borer Resistance to Bt Corn with Dynamic Refuges," Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications 01-wp287, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University.
  8. Babcock, Bruce A. & Secchi, Silvia, 1999. "Managing Pest Resistance: The Potential Of Crop Rotations And Shredding," 1999 Annual meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, TN 21597, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  9. Secchi, Silvia & Babcock, Bruce A., 1999. "A Model Of Pesticide Resistance As A Common Property And Exhaustible Resource," 1999 Annual meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, TN 21664, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  10. Terrance Hurley & Silvia Secchi & Bruce Babcock & Richard Hellmich, 2002. "Managing the Risk of European Corn Borer Resistance to Bt Corn," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 22(4), pages 537-558, August.
  11. Grimsrud, Kristine M. & Huffaker, Ray G., 2001. "Optimal Control Of Pest Resistance To Transgenic Crop Varieties," 2001 Annual meeting, August 5-8, Chicago, IL 20452, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  12. Frisvold, George B. & Reeves, Jeanne M., 2008. "The costs and benefits of refuge requirements: The case of Bt cotton," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 65(1), pages 87-97, March.
  13. Hurley, Terrance M. & Secchi, Silvia & Hellmich, Richard L., 1999. "Managing The Risk Of European Corn Borer Resistance To Transgenic Corn: An Assessment Of Controversial Refuge Recommendations," 1999 Annual meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, TN 21606, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  14. Grimsrud, Kristine M. & Huffaker, Ray, 2006. "Solving multidimensional bioeconomic problems with singular-perturbation reduction methods: Application to managing pest resistance to pesticidal crops," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 51(3), pages 336-353, May.

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