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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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  • Hurley, Terrance M. & Secchi, Silvia & Babcock, Bruce A. & Hellmich, Richard L., 2002. "Managing the Risk of European Corn Borer Resistance to Bt Corn," Staff General Research Papers Archive 10294, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
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    1. 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).
    2. Terrance Hurley & Silvia Secchi & Bruce Babcock & Richard Hellmich, 2002. "Managing the Risk of European Corn Borer Resistance to Bt Corn," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 22(4), pages 537-558, August.
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    1. William A. Brock & Anastasios Xepapadeas, 2003. "Valuing Biodiversity from an Economic Perspective: A Unified Economic, Ecological, and Genetic Approach," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 93(5), pages 1597-1614, December.
    2. 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).
    3. Marion Desquilbet & Markus Herrmann, 2016. "The Dynamics of Pest Resistance Management: The Case of Refuge Fields for Bt Crops," Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics/Revue canadienne d'agroeconomie, Canadian Agricultural Economics Society/Societe canadienne d'agroeconomie, vol. 64(2), pages 253-288, June.
    4. 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.
    5. Oleg Yerokhin & GianCarlo Moschini, 2008. "Intellectual Property Rights and Crop-Improving R&D under Adaptive Destruction," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 40(1), pages 53-72, May.
    6. Terrance Hurley & Silvia Secchi & Bruce Babcock & Richard Hellmich, 2002. "Managing the Risk of European Corn Borer Resistance to Bt Corn," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 22(4), pages 537-558, August.
    7. 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).
    8. Hurley, Terrance M. & Babcock, Bruce A. & Hellmich, Richard L., 2001. "Bt Corn And Insect Resistance: An Economic Assessment Of Refuges," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 26(01), July.
    9. 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).
    10. Secchi, Silvia, 2000. "Economic issues in resistance management," ISU General Staff Papers 2000010108000013359, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
    11. 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.
    12. 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).
    13. Stefan Ambec & Marion Desquilbet, 2012. "Regulation of a Spatial Externality: Refuges versus Tax for Managing Pest Resistance," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 51(1), pages 79-104, January.
    14. 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).
    15. 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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