The economic impact of new technology adoption on the U.S. apple industry

Nichole L. Busdieker-Jesse, Lia Nogueira, Hayri Onal, David S. Bullock

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Abstract

We develop a temporal and spatial partial equilibrium model to evaluate the welfare impact of new technology on the apple industry to control fire blight. We show significant benefits of GM technology relative to conventional methods and other new methods such as microencapsulation of biological agents. We also show that the cost-reduction benefits of the technology exceed the yield-increasing benefits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)549-569
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Volume41
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2016

Keywords

  • Apple production
  • Fire blight
  • Technology
  • Welfare analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Economics and Econometrics

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