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Determinants of South Dakota farmers' adoption of genetically modified corn and soybeans


2003 2003

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Abstract (summary)

The adoption of genetically modified corn and soybeans has not been evenly dispersed among farmers in the United States. Currently, some states have a majority of their acres planted with transgenic varieties, while others have only minimal acres seeded with these crops. This disparity has led to the question of what the factors are that affect farmers' adoption of transgenic crops. This thesis addresses this question by reporting the results of a survey conducted in South Dakota. The responses from the questionnaire showed that even though South Dakota has a relatively high percentage of its total cropland acres planted to transgenic crops, there are mixed ideas about agricultural biotechnology among farmers in the state. The responses to the survey also indicated there are a number of factors that have affected South Dakota farmers' decisions to adopt or not adopt Bt corn, herbicide-tolerant corn, and herbicide-tolerant soybeans into their farming operations.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Agricultural economics;
Agricultural biotechnology;
Corn;
Soybeans;
Studies
Classification
0503: Agricultural economics
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences
Title
Determinants of South Dakota farmers' adoption of genetically modified corn and soybeans
Author
Van Scharrel, Angella Marie
Number of pages
133
Publication year
2003
Degree date
2003
School code
0205
Source
MAI 41/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
Advisor
Sluis, Evert Van der
University/institution
South Dakota State University
University location
United States -- South Dakota
Degree
M.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1415411
ProQuest document ID
305315541
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305315541
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