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Biological Control of Giant Reed (Arundo donax): Economic Aspects


  • Seawright, Emily K.
  • Rister, M. Edward
  • Lacewell, Ronald D.
  • Sturdivant, Allen W.
  • Goolsby, John A.
  • McCorkle, Dean A.


Arundo donax is a large, invasive weed consuming large quantities of water in the riparian area of the Texas Rio Grande Basin. With water availability a concern to the area, the USDA-ARS is investigating biological control agents to increase available water, creating a benefit to both the region’s economy and society in general.

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  • Seawright, Emily K. & Rister, M. Edward & Lacewell, Ronald D. & Sturdivant, Allen W. & Goolsby, John A. & McCorkle, Dean A., 2009. "Biological Control of Giant Reed (Arundo donax): Economic Aspects," 2009 Annual Meeting, January 31-February 3, 2009, Atlanta, Georgia 46740, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saeana:46740

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    1. Robinson, John R. C. & Lacewell, Ronald D. & Stoll, John R. & Freeman, Roger, 1992. "Estimating agricultural benefits from drainage over a relatively level terrain," Agricultural Water Management, Elsevier, vol. 21(1-2), pages 79-91, June.
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    Arundo donax; Giant Reed; Water; Economics; Invasive; Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy;

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