Pesticides

NCFAP Reports:

Pesticide Use in U.S. Crop Production: 1997 National Summary Report
Leonard P. Gianessi and Monica B. Marcelli
November 2000
Full Text (249 kb pdf file) Press Release (15 kb pdf file)

Uses and Benefits of Organophosphate and Carbamate Insecticides in U.S. Crop Production
Leonard P. Gianessi
December 1997
Full Text(5.8 Mb pdf file)

Trends in Pesticide Use: Comparing 1992 and 1997
Leonard P. Gianessi and Cressida S. Silvers
November 2000
Full Text(434 kb pdf file) Press Release (19 kb pdf file)

The Economic Impact of the Scheduled U.S. Phaseout of Methyl Bromide
Janet E. Carpenter, Leonard P. Gianessi and Lori M. Lynch
Full Text
(3.2 Mb pdf file)

Insecticide Use in US Crop Production - 100 Information Sheets -
Leonard P. Gianessi
NCFAP worked with the Alliance for Responsible Regulation of Insecticides to design one pagesummary sheets which includes insecticide use data, crop production data and the importance of insecticides in their management. NCFAP has prepared 100 of these information sheets.
Full Text (2.6 Mb pdf file)

Comments on ‘Applied Entomology in the Twenty-First Century,’ by Robert L. Metcalf, American Entomologist, Fall, 1997
Leonard P. Gianessi
Full Text (13 kb html file)

Articles:

Township Limits on 1,3-D Will Impact Adjustment to Methyl Bromide Phase-out
Janet Carpenter, Lori Lynch and Tom Trout
California Agriculture, vol. 55, no. 3, May-June, 2001, pp. 12-18
Full Text
(18.3 Mb pdf file)

Conference Proceedings:

Changing the Mindset Regarding the Use of Biocontrol Products
Leonard P. Gianessi
Rutgers University, Workshop on Alternative Paradigms for Commercializing Biological Control, New Brunswick, NJ, June 1, 1998
Full Text
(19 kb html file)

The Future of Pesticides in US Crop Production
Leonard P. Gianessi
National Research Council Board of Agriculture Workshop on the Future Role of Pesticides, Washington DC, March 23, 1998
Full Text
(20 kb html file)

Trade and Development

NCFAP Reports:

Development, Trade Expansion, And U.S. Agriculture: Policies For The 21st Century
February 1997
Full Text (120 kb html file)

U.S. Interest in Economic Growth, Trade, And Stability In The Developing World
February 1997
Full Text (71 kb html file)

Plant Biotechnology: Potential Impact for Improving Pest Management in European Agriculture: A Summary of Nine Case Studies

In 2002, the National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy (NCFAP) released a study that estimated the current and potential impacts of biotechnology in the United States by examining 40 case studies to project economic impacts for 47 states. The U.S. study focused on biotech crops that would improve pest management for weeds, insects and plant diseases. During the research, NCFAP noted that many of the same crop pests were present in Europe and that European researchers were testing biotech crops for managing the pests.

In the fall of 2002 and spring of 2003, NCFAP received funds from Monsanto, Syngenta and BIO to estimate the potential impacts of biotech crops on European agriculture. NCFAP’s proven methodology and strong ties to European researchers made it an ideal organization to conduct the first comprehensive study of how biotechnology could impact European agriculture.

This summary is the second release of information from a research project that, upon completion, will include 15 case studies where biotechnology solutions to major pest problems are under development in Europe. The June 2003 release included three case studies. The remaining 6 case studies will be released in June 2004 with the full report.

Executive Summary - Plant Biotechnology: Potential Impact for Improving Pest Management in European Agriculture: A Summary of Nine Case Studies, December 2003 (165 kb pdf file)

Plant Biotechnology: Potential Impact for Improving Pest Management in European Agriculture: Herbicide Tolerant Oilseed Rape Case Study (160 kb pdf file)

Plant Biotechnology: Potential Impact for Improving Pest Management in European Agriculture: Herbicide Tolerant Maize Case Study (136 kb pdf file)

Plant Biotechnology: Potential Impact for Improving Pest Management in European Agriculture: Herbicide Tolerant Rice Case Study (149 kb pdf file)

Plant Biotechnology: Potential Impact for Improving Pest Management in European Agriculture: Herbicide Tolerant Wheat Case Study (165 kb pdf file)

Plant Biotechnology: Potential Impact for Improving Pest Management in European Agriculture: Virus Resistant Stone Fruit Case Study (137 kb pdf file)

Plant Biotechnology: Potential Impact for Improving Pest Management in European Agriculture: Virus Resistant Tomato Case Study (129 kb pdf file)

Press Release - December 2003 (76 kb pdf file)

Press Release - December 2003 (francais) (78 kb pdf file)

Press Release - December 2003 (deutsch) (79 kb pdf file)

Executive Summary - Plant Biotechnology: Potential Impact for Improving Pest Management in European Agriculture: Preliminary Release of Three Case Studies, June 2003 (133 kb pdf file)

Executive Summary (francais) (154 kb pdf file)

Executive Summary (espanol) (141 kb pdf file)

Executive Summary (italiano) (140 kb pdf file)

Executive Summary (deutsch) (153 kb pdf file)

Plant Biotechnology: Potential Impact for Improving Pest Management in European Agriculture: Insect Resistant Maize Case Study (181 kb pdf file)

Plant Biotechnology: Potential Impact for Improving Pest Management in European Agriculture: Herbicide Tolerant Sugarbeet Case Study (184 kb pdf file)

Plant Biotechnology: Potential Impact for Improving Pest Management in European Agriculture: Fungal Resistant Potato Case Study (197 kb pdf file)

Insect Resistant Maize Case Study (italiano) (150 kb pdf file)

Press Release - June 2003 (68 kb pdf file)

Press Release - June 2003 (francais) (85 kb pdf file)

Press Release - June 2003 (espanol) (79 kb pdf file)

Press Release - June 2003 (italiano) (70 kb pdf file)

Press Release - June 2003 (deutsch) (88 kb pdf file)

Map - Potential Net Farm Income Increases: Three Biotech Case Studies (Maize, Sugarbeet, and Potato) (43 kb pdf file)