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Crop Disease and Agricultural Productivity: Evidence From a Dynamic Structural Model of Verticillium Wilt Management

Christine L. Carroll, Colin A. Carter, Rachael E. Goodhue, C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell


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Chapter in forthcoming NBER book Agricultural Productivity and Producer Behavior, Wolfram Schlenker, editor
Conference held May 11-12, 2017
Forthcoming from University of Chicago Press

Crop diseases and how they are managed can have a large impact on agricultural productivity. This paper discusses the effects on agricultural productivity of Verticillium dahliae, a soil borne fungus that is introduced to the soil via infested spinach seeds and that causes subsequent lettuce crops to be afflicted with Verticillium wilt. We use a dynamic structural econometric model of Verticillium wilt management for lettuce crops in Monterey County, California to examine the effects of Verticillium wilt on crop-fumigation decisions and on grower welfare. We also discuss our research on the externalities that arise with renters, and between seed companies and growers due to Verticillium wilt, as these disease-related externalities have important implications for agricultural productivity.

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This chapter first appeared as NBER working paper w23513, Crop Disease and Agricultural Productivity, Christine L. Carroll, Colin A. Carter, Rachael E. Goodhue, C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell
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