Managing the Risk of European Corn Borer Resistance to Transgenic Corn: An Assessment of Refuge Recommendations
Terrance M. Hurley, Silvia Secchi, Bruce A. Babcock
February 1999 [99-SR 88]
Hurley, T.M., S. Secchi, and B.A. Babcock. 1999. "Managing the Risk of European Corn Borer Resistance to Transgenic Corn: An Assessment of Refuge Recommendations." Staff report 99-SR 88. Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University.
The use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in agriculture has been on the rise since 1995. Scientists have been working to develop a high-dose refuge management plan that can effectively delay European corn borer resistance to pesticidal GMO corn. This paper develops a stochastic agricultural production model to assess and provide insight into the reasons why refuge recommendations remain controversial.