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What we found was that age was a significant predictor in Bt corn adoption. We found as producers get older read more

What we found was that age was a significant predictor in Bt corn adoption. We found as producers get older and gain experience they are more likely to adopt Bt corn rootworm, but once they reach about age 48 they become less likely to adopt the technology.

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Agribusiness professionals are concerned that there's been a decline in the number of farmers who make purchases based on their read more

Agribusiness professionals are concerned that there's been a decline in the number of farmers who make purchases based on their long-standing relationships with businesses. Our study shows they are correct and provides insight into how today's farmer makes those decisions.

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Agribusiness professionals are concerned that there's been a decline in the number of farmers who make purchases based on their read more

Agribusiness professionals are concerned that there's been a decline in the number of farmers who make purchases based on their longstanding relationships with businesses. Our study shows they are correct and provides insight into how today's farmer makes those decisions.

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If producers are thinking about planting corn rootworm-resistant corn, they will first want to make sure their buyer is willing read more

If producers are thinking about planting corn rootworm-resistant corn, they will first want to make sure their buyer is willing to buy that corn. You wouldn't want to plant corn rootworm corn without checking with them because it doesn't so much matter what the European Union wants, what really matters is what your buyer wants.

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How a farmer controls corn rootworm in Indiana really depends on what sort of pest pressure they face. In southern read more

How a farmer controls corn rootworm in Indiana really depends on what sort of pest pressure they face. In southern Indiana, most farmers wouldn't treat for it at all because there are very few corn rootworm larvae in that part of the state. In the moderate region in northeast and central Indiana, farmers may use soil insecticides or seed treatments for control. In the high pressure northwest corner of Indiana, most farmers use soil insecticides and some use seed treatments.

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What we found was age was a significant predictor in Bt corn adoption. We found as producers get older and read more

What we found was age was a significant predictor in Bt corn adoption. We found as producers get older and gain experience they are more likely to adopt Bt corn rootworm, but once they reach about age 48 they become less likely to adopt the technology.

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We found that producers who had planted Bt corn that controls European corn borer in 2003 were significantly more likely read more

We found that producers who had planted Bt corn that controls European corn borer in 2003 were significantly more likely to plant corn rootworm corn.

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The convenience group is declining rapidly. In 1998 that group made up 16.8% of our sample. The 3% that was read more

The convenience group is declining rapidly. In 1998 that group made up 16.8% of our sample. The 3% that was lost by 2003 was about evenly split among the other four groups.

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