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Managing the Risk of European Com Borer Resistance to B t Com
Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Terrance M. Hurley, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • Silvia Secchi, Iowa State University
  • Bruce A. Babcock, Iowa State University
  • Richard L. Hellmich, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2002
DOI
10.1023/A:1019858732103
Abstract

New pesticidal crops are taking advantage of advances in geneticengineering. For example, corn has been engineered to express Bt proteinsthat are toxic to the European corn borer. These crops are effective pestmanagement tools for United States growers. However, there is concern thatpests will develop resistance to these crops resulting in the increased useof more hazardous pesticides. The purpose of this paper is to develop astochastic dynamic bioeconomic simulation model to help guide regulatorypolicy designed to mitigate the threat of resistance to new pesticidal crops.The model is used to evaluate the insect resistance management guidelinesmandated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency for theuse of Bt corn in the Midwestern United States.

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This article is from Environmental and Resource Economics; 22 (2002); 537-558; doi: 10.1023/A:1019858732103

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Copyright Owner
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Language
en
Date Available
2014-08-25
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Terrance M. Hurley, Silvia Secchi, Bruce A. Babcock and Richard L. Hellmich. "Managing the Risk of European Com Borer Resistance to B t Com" Environmental and Resource Economics Vol. 22 (2002) p. 537 - 558
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/richard_hellmich/39/