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dc.contributor.authorTraxler, Greg (Gregory J.)eng
dc.contributor.authorGodoy-Avila, Salvadoreng
dc.coverage.spatialMexico -- Laguna Regioneng
dc.date.issued2004eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.description.abstractWe examine the farm-level impact of Bt cotton in Coahuila and Durango, Mexico. Bt cotton was introduced in Mexico in 1996. It has been an important tool in reducing pesticide use by more than 50% and generating annual benefits of US$2.7 million. About 85% of benefits accrued to farmers and 15% to seed suppliers. Adopting farmers spent $100 less on pest control and had $295/ha higher net revenue than nonadopting farmers. The average holding of adopting farmers was 14 ha. Bt cotton has been a valuable technology for certain areas in Mexico. Cotton profitability and competitiveness have increased, and the risk of crop failure from insect infestation has been reduced. Victory over the pink bollworm, once the dominant insect pest, would not have been possible without Bt cotton. Because Bt cotton protects only against a certain spectrum of the pest population, national adoption stands at 33%.eng
dc.identifier.citationAgBioForum, 7(1&2) 2004: 57-62eng
dc.identifier.issn1522-936Xeng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/175eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherAgBioForumeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionAgBioForum, vol. 7, no. 1 & 2 (2004)eng
dc.subjectadoptioneng
dc.subjectMexicoeng
dc.subjectBt cottoneng
dc.subject.lcshCotton -- Genetic engineeringeng
dc.subject.lcshBacillus thuringiensiseng
dc.titleTransgenic Cotton in Mexicoeng
dc.typeArticleeng


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