North Carolina farmers garnering benefits from herbicide-tolerant crops

Vincy Jr., Cecil H.
April 2005
Southeast Farm Press;4/13/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 11, p10
Trade Publication
The article cites a survey that highlights the use of herbicide-tolerant crops among cotton, corn and soybean farmers in North Carolina. The telephone survey, conducted in 2003 by Doanes Market Research based on the crop year 2001, asked growers about the three crops that rank as their most profitable ones. Questions on cost and benfit were asked in terms of gains versus herbicide tolerant and non-herbicide tolerant crops. Since a large portion of farmers have already gone 100 percent herbicide tolerant crops, the survey asked them to guess at what they would have to pay if they didn't use the technology.


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