THE POTENTIAL ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE WESTERN CORN ROOTWORM RESISTANT GM VARIETY ON MAIZE PRODUCTION IN HUNGARY

The paper examines that how the application of the MON88017 GM maize variety could influence the profitability of maize production in Hungary. The most important benefit of this biotech crop lies in its reduced need for chemical use and the additional yield comparing to conventional varieties. Among the economical disadvantages there is the uncertain market of GM products in the EU. After weighing all these factors the results conclude that the farmers could reach an income surplus by growing this GM variety. Although, this surplus is significant only if a similar positive yield impact is achieved under the Hungarian conditions as in the USA.


Issue Date:
2011
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/104678
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/104678
Published in:
APSTRACT: Applied Studies in Agribusiness and Commerce, Volume 05, Number 3-4
Page range:
87-93
Total Pages:
8
Series Statement:
5
3-4




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