AbstractsBusiness Management & Administration

Identifying The Impacts Of Excess Fine Sediment On Benthic Macroinvertebrate Communities

by Christina Peterson

Institution: University of Minnesota
Year: 2016
Keywords: corn rootworm; cost-benefit analysis; genetic modification
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2097850
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/11299/181813


An ex-post cost/benefit analysis of corn rootworm traits in the Minnesota corn seed market is performed using data from the introduction of corn rootworm traits in 2003 through 2012. Yield impacts, price premiums, and additional cost effects such as insecticide spending, crop insurance discounts, environmental impacts, and convenience factors are quantified and analyzed. Multiple linear regression models are created for yield and pricing over this time period, and products containing single and multiple corn rootworm traits are differentiated in the models. The results are used to estimate the realized cumulative financial impact, from the corn grower’s perspective, of corn rootworm traits in Minnesota during this time frame.