Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
Insect Resistance Management (IRM) plans have not been evenly implemented in the United States. The disparity in IRM implementation begs the question of what the reasons for the varying degrees of IRM compliance are. This thesis addresses this question by reporting the results of a survey conducted in South Dakota in 2004. The responses from the questionnaire suggest that while South Dakota producers rely heavily on the use of genetically modified corn, opinions about the need for IRM plans varies, so do corn farmers’ compliance with following IRM plans. Survey responses also indicate different factors for corn farmers to choose whether to grow conventional corn of genetically modified corn, their planting method and their corn insect control experience.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Corn -- Genetic engineering -- South Dakota
Corn -- Insect resistance
Agricultural pests -- Control -- South Dakota
Farmers -- South Dakota -- Attitudes
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Wang, Xiaoyun, "Genetically Modified Corn Usage and Insect Resistance Management Compliance Among South Dakota Crop Farmers" (2006). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 17.