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Revista mexicana de ciencias agrícolas

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HERNANDEZ HERNANDEZ, Belén; RENDON MEDEL, Roberto; TOLEDO, José Ulises  and  SANTOYO CORTES, Vinicio Horacio. Economic and agronomic potential of the adoption of genetically modified corn seeds in Mexico. Rev. Mex. Cienc. Agríc [online]. 2016, vol.7, n.spe15, pp.3051-3061. ISSN 2007-0934.

From the evidence generated in the adoption of genetically modified soybeans, we conducted an analysis through panels’ producers in five production systems of corn irrigation and temporary in Mexico, in order to determine the economic and agronomic potential adoption genetically modified corn seed production. The results show that economic and agronomic potential adoption of genetically modified maize is “medium” in production systems intermediate technological level, while in the low and high use of transgenic technology is unfavorable. The conditions under which agronomic practices in maize production are developed, the proportion of investment in the control of pests, diseases and weeds associated with the use of genetically modified seeds are not favored by the adoption of seeds genetically modified, since the proportion of economic investment in these practices compared to other made in the system are lower in all production systems analyzed; Additional features and embodiment of the agronomic practices associated with the production system and technological level does not favor the reduction of agronomic practices derived from the characteristics conferred to genetically modified seeds.

Keywords : logic production and appropriate technologies; production systems.

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