THE ECONOMICS OF REFUGE DESIGN FOR BT CORN

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Hyde, Jeffrey ; Martin, Marshall A. ; Preckel, Paul V. ; Dobbins, Craig L. ; Edwards, C. Richard (1999)
  • Subject: Bt Corn, refuges, European corn borer, Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies,

Planting Bt corn on large areas may lead to European corn borer (ECB) resistance to Bt. Scientists recommend planting a non-Bt corn refuge as part of a resistance management strategy. Different refuge configurations may impact farm profits differently. This paper analyzes the economics of alternative refuge configurations in Indiana.
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