Performance Results and Characteristics of Adopters of Genetically Engineered Soybeans in Delaware

Genetically engineered (GE) soybeans first became available to farmers in 1996. Despite the common questions regarding any new crop technology, the new seeds were rapidly adopted. This study examines the characteristics of adopters, as well as yield and weed control cost changes, using survey results from Delaware farmers at the start of the 2000 season. Duration analysis reveals that earlier-adopting farmers had larger farms and tended to use computers for financial management, while regression analysis shows significantly lower weed control costs and, to a lesser extent, higher yields for GE soybeans.


Issue Date:
2004-10
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/31258
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/31258
Published in:
Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 33, 2
Page range:
282-292
Total Pages:
11




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