Adoption and diffusion of agrobiotechnologies in the US cotton production

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Adoption and diffusion of agrobiotechnologies in the US cotton production

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dc.contributor.advisor Kalaitzandonakes, Nicholas G., 1960-
dc.contributor.author Suntornpithug, Pasu, 1969- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-06T21:01:37Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-06T21:01:37Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2004 Fall en
dc.identifier.other SuntornpithugP-122104-D437 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/4092
dc.description The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Title from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (June 30, 2006) en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Thesis (Ph.D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2004. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Agricultural economics. en_US
dc.description.abstract The study examines the farm level adoption and county level diffusion of three cotton biotechnologies in the US: insect resistant (Bollgard®), herbicide tolerance (Roundup Ready®), and stacked trait (Bollgard® & Roundup Ready®). Adoption and diffusion of these cotton biotechnologies are interdependent. A theoretical framework is developed to consider the adoption decision first. An optimal control model explains the effects of various learning mechanisms on the adoption of multiple, interdependent, and divisible innovations. Empirical specifications use a Generalized Method of Moments framework. Farmers are found to simultaneous adopt multiple technologies influenced by perceived economic gains, learning from own experience, and their neighbors' adoption. Other factors also influence adoption decision including: interdependencies among biotechnologies and certain agronomic practices (e.g. minimum tillage). Adoption is found to be scale neutral. Aggregate (county level) models confirm that potential economic gains, learning, innovation interdependencies and complementarities with agronomic practices drive the diffusion of the cotton biotechnologies. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cotton -- Biotechnology en_US
dc.title Adoption and diffusion of agrobiotechnologies in the US cotton production en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Agricultural economics en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ph.D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.identifier.merlin .b55851927 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2004 Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartofcollection 2004 Freely available dissertations (MU)


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