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Insecticide Use and Crop Selection: A South Dakota Case Study

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  • McDonald, Tia Michelle

    (South Dakota State University Department of Economics)

  • Scott W. Fausti

    () (South Dakota State University Department of Economics)

  • Keating, Ariel Ruth
  • Li, Jing

    (South Dakota State University Department of Economics)

  • Lundgren, Jonathan

    (South Dakota State University)

  • Catangui, Mike

Abstract

South Dakota has recently experienced a significant increase in the proportion of acres treated with insecticide. Unfortunately, data on insecticide usage by crop at the county level is not available. The following case study seeks to uncover the reasons for this increase by analyzing county-level data in South Dakota with a fixed effects panel regression. The study links the proportion of acres planted for a specific crop to the proportion of total acres treated with insecticide. This approach provides insight on how changing cropping patterns in South Dakota have influenced insecticide use.

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  • McDonald, Tia Michelle & Scott W. Fausti & Keating, Ariel Ruth & Li, Jing & Lundgren, Jonathan & Catangui, Mike, 2010. "Insecticide Use and Crop Selection: A South Dakota Case Study," Staff Papers 100002, South Dakota State University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:sda:staffp:100002
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    Keywords

    Variance Risk Premium; Variance Swap; Model-free Variance; Implied Variance; Realized Variance; Corn VIX;

    JEL classification:

    • Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness
    • Q14 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Finance
    • G13 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading

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