Risk, Research, and Returns: Valuation of the Potential of Improved Citrus Cultivars

The U.S. citrus industry faces potentially devastating losses due to diseases currently infecting or threatening citrus groves. Potential exists in the development of genetically modified citrus trees that are resistant to disease. Growers face risk not only from losses attributable to disease, but also in their decisions to invest in establishing groves. Scenarios including hypothetical disease resistant citrus cultivars as well as forecasted tree losses, fruit prices, and costs are modeled and evaluated with risk ranking to identify the potential benefit of adopting improved citrus cultivars. Returns to the grower are the primary focus, however, returns to organizations producing disease resistant cultivars are also modeled.


Issue Date:
2008
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
DOI and Other Identifiers:
Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/6759
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/6759
Total Pages:
20
Note:
Replaced with revised version of paper 02/04/08.




 Record created 2017-04-01, last modified 2020-10-28

Fulltext:
Download fulltext
PDF

Rate this document:

Rate this document:
1
2
3
 
(Not yet reviewed)