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|Title: ||Do Refuge Requirements for Biotechnology Crops Promote Economic Efficiency? Some Evidence for Bt Cotton|
|Authors: ||Livingston, Michael J.|
Storer, Nicholas P.
Van Duyn, John W.
Kennedy, George G.
|JEL Codes: ||Q16|
|Issue Date: ||2007-04|
|Abstract: ||We examine producer behavior, resistance evolution, and returns under alternative refuge requirements in an eastern North Carolina region with multiple corn, cotton, and soybean fields infested by a mobile pest. Returns are highest, pyrethroid sprays occur least frequently, and pyrethroid resistance evolution is delayed most effectively with no refuge requirement. Complying with the current 20% refuge requirement costs the producer $8.67 per cotton acre, or $34.21 per non-transgenic insecticidal (Bt) cotton acre. Returns are highest under each refuge requirement when one-toxin Bt cotton is not phased out; however, removal of the technology at the earliest phase-out date minimizes regional pyrethroid sprays.|
|Institution/Association: ||Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics>Volume 39, Number 01, April 2007|
|Total Pages: ||15|
|From Page: ||171|
|To Page: ||185|
|Collections:||Volume 39, Number 01, April 2007|
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