Publications on Horticulture Economics

  1. Posadas, Benedict C., Patricia R. Knight, Eugene K. Blythe, Christine H. Coker, Scott A. Langlois, James del Prince, and Eric Stafne. Economic Impacts of Horticulture Research at Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin, Mississippi State, Mississippi. Manuscript in preparation.  

  2. Stephenson, R. C., Coker, C. E., Bachman, G. R., Posadas, B. C., Harkess, R. L., Adamczyk, J. J. Adoption of sustainable pesticide use strategies by small scale vegetable producers in Mississippi. Journal of Extension. Manuscript in press. 

  3. Coker, C. E., Posadas, B. C., Knight, P. R. Consumer Acceptance and Preference for Winter Rose Poinsettia Used as Cut Flowers. Journal of Extension. Manuscript in press. 

  4. Posadas, Benedict C. 2020. Factors Influencing Computer Usage among Horticulture Firms in the United States. The International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics.  ISSN 2147-8988, E-ISSN: 2149-3766 Vol. 8, No. 1, 2020, pp. 37-53. 

  5. Del Prince, James, Benedict C. Posadas, and Christine Coker. 2019. Curly Willow Wreath (Salix matsudana Tortuosa) for the Farmer Florist. Mississippi State University Extension Service publication 3383.  

  6. Del Prince, James, Benedict C. Posadas, Christine Coker, and Eric Stafne. 2019. Muscadine Wreath for the Farmer FloristMississippi State University Extension Service publication 3387.

  7. Stephenson, R. C., Coker, C. E., Posadas, B. C., Bachman, G. R., Harkess, R. L., Adamczyk, J. J., Knight, P. R. 2019. Effect of high tunnels on populations of whiteflies, aphids, and thrips on tomatoes in Mississippi. Journal of Horticulture, 6(3), 259-267. 

  8. Stephenson, R. C., Coker, C. E., Posadas, B. C., Bachman, G. R., Harkess, R. L., Admczyk, J. J. 2019. Economic effect of insect pest management strategies on small scale tomato production in Mississippi. HortTechnology. DOI:  https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTTECH04435-19 

  9. Posadas, Benedict C., and James del Prince. 2019. Consumer Preferences and Willingness to Pay for Wreath Designs. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin 1227, Mississippi State, Mississippi. 

  10. Coker, Christine H., Patricia R. Knight, Benedict C. Posadas, and Robert M. Ely. 2019. Postharvest Evaluation of Winter Rose® Series Poinsettia Stems under Consumer Conditions. Journal of Floriculture and Landscaping, vol. 5.  

  11. Posadas, Benedict C. 2018. Socioeconomic Characteristics of Owners and Managers of Horticultural Operations in the Southern United States. Agricultural Research & Technology: Open Access Journal, 18(5), 556070. https://juniperpublishers.com/artoaj/ARTOAJ.MS.ID.556070.php

  12. Posadas, Benedict C. Randal Y. Coker, Christine H. Coker, Scott A. Langlois, and Patricia R. Knight. 2018. Computer Usage among Nursery and Greenhouse Operations in the Southern United States. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin 1225, Mississippi State, Mississippi.  

  13. Posadas, Benedict C. 2018. Socioeconomic Determinants of the Level of Mechanization of Nurseries and Greenhouses in the Southern United States. AIMS Agriculture and Food, 3(3): 229-245.  

  14. Posadas, Benedict C. 2018. Employment, Incomes, and Characteristics of Workers and Owners of Florists in the Gulf of Mexico and the United StatesMississippi MarketMaker Newsletter. Vol. 8, No. 6. 

  15. Posadas, Benedict C. 2018. Employment, Incomes, and Characteristics of Workers and Owners of Fruit and Vegetable Markets in the Gulf of Mexico and the United StatesMississippi MarketMaker Newsletter. Vol. 8, No. 5. 

  16. Posadas, Benedict C. 2018.  Employment, Incomes, and Characteristics of Workers and Owners of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Merchant Wholesalers in the Gulf of Mexico and the United StatesMississippi MarketMaker Newsletter. Vol. 8, No. 4. 

  17. Posadas, Benedict C. 2018. Employment, Incomes, and Characteristics of Workers and Owners of Fruit and Vegetable Canning, Pickling, and Drying Businesses in the Gulf of Mexico and the United States. Mississippi MarketMaker Newsletter. Vol. 8, No. 3. 

  18. Posadas, Benedict C. 2017. Direct Marketing Tools for Mississippi Vegetable Producers  Mississippi MarketMaker Newsletter. Vol. 7, No. 18. 

  19. Posadas, Benedict C. 2017. Watermelon Production in Mississippi and the United States, 1998-2015. Mississippi MarketMaker Newsletter. Vol. 7, No. 10. 

  20. Posadas, Benedict C. 2017. Pecan Production Mississippi and the United States, 2006-2016. Mississippi MarketMaker Newsletter. Vol. 7, No. 9.  

  21. Posadas, Benedict C. 2017. Agritourism Businesses Registered in MarketMaker. Mississippi MarketMaker Newsletter. Vol. 7, No. 6.

  22. Posadas, Benedict C. 2017. Economic Contributions of the Mississippi Green Industry in 2013. Mississippi MarketMaker Newsletter. Vol. 7, No. 2.  

  23. Coker, C.E.H., Posadas, B. and Schilling, W. 2015. Sensory Evaluation Studies Provide Growers with Market Insight. Acta Hortic. 1090:25-28. 

  24. Coker, Randal Y., Benedict C. Posadas, Scott A. Langlois, Patricia R. Knight, and Christine H. Coker. 2015. Current Mechanization Systems Among Greenhouses and Mixed Operations. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin 1208, Mississippi State, Mississippi. 

  25. Posadas, Benedict C., Patricia R. Knight, Christine H. Coker, Randal Y. Coker, and Scott A. Langlois. 2014. Hiring Preferences Of Nurseries And Greenhouses In Southern United States. HortTechnology, 24(1):107-117.

  26. Posadas, Benedict C. 2014. Employment and Income Impacts of Lawn and Garden Equipment Manufacturing in Mississippi in the Years 2001-2014. Horticulture Economics Working Paper. Mississippi State University, Coastal Research and Extension Center, Biloxi, Mississippi.

  27. Posadas, Benedict C. 2013. Employment and Income Impacts of Horticultural Services In Mississippi in the Years 2001-2013Horticulture Economics Working Paper. Mississippi State University, Coastal Research and Extension Center, Biloxi, Mississippi. 

  28. Posadas, Benedict C. 2013. Five-Year Baseline Economic Information of the Mississippi Green Industry, 2008-2012. Horticulture Economics Working Paper. Mississippi State University, Coastal Research and Extension Center, Biloxi, Mississippi.

  29. Posadas, Benedict C. 2011. Baseline Economic Information of the Mississippi Green Industry for the Years 2009-2011. Horticulture Economics Working Paper. Mississippi State University, Coastal Research and Extension Center, Biloxi, Mississippi.

  30. Posadas, Benedict C. 2013. Employment and Income Impacts of Horticultural Services In Mississippi in the Years 2001-2013Horticulture Economics Working Paper. Mississippi State University, Coastal Research and Extension Center, Biloxi, Mississippi.

  31. Posadas, Benedict C. 2012. Economic Impacts of Mechanization or Automation on Horticulture Production Firms Sales, Employment, and Workers’ Earnings, Safety, and Retention. HortTechnology, 22(3): 388-401.

  32. Coker, Randal Y., Benedict C. Posadas, Scott A. Langlois, Patricia R. Knight, and Christine H. Coker. 2010. Current Mechanization Systems Among Nurseries and Mixed Operations. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin 1189, Mississippi State, Mississippi.

  33. Posadas, Benedict C., Patricia R. Knight, Christine H. Coker, Randal Y. Coker, and Scott A. Langlois.  2010. Operational Characteristics of Nurseries and Greenhouses in the Northern Gulf of Mexico States.  Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin 1184, Mississippi State, Mississippi.

  34. Posadas, Benedict C., Patricia R. Knight, Christine H. Coker, Randal Y. Coker, and Scott A. Langlois. 2010. Socioeconomic Characteristics of Workers in Nurseries and Greenhouses in the Northern Gulf of Mexico States.  Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin 1182, Mississippi State, Mississippi. 

  35. Posadas, Benedict C., Randal Y. Coker, Patricia R. Knight, Christine H. Coker, and Scott A. Langlois. 2010. Socioeconomic Characteristics of Nursery and Greenhouse Managers and Operators. Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference, 55:174-176.

  36. Coker, Randal Y., Benedict C. Posadas, Patricia R. Knight, Christine H. Coker, and Scott A. Langlois. 2010. Current Mechanization Practices Among Greenhouse Operations. Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference, 55: 207-210.

  37. Posadas, Benedict C., Randal Y. Coker, Patricia R. Knight, Christine H. Coker, and Scott A. Langlois. 2009. Socioeconomic Determinants of Technology Adoption Among Nurseries and Greenhouses. Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference, 54:321-323.

  38. Coker, Randal Y., Benedict C. Posadas, Patricia R. Knight, Christine H. Coker, and Scott A. Langlois. 2009. Current Mechanization Systems Among Nurseries and Greenhouses. Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference, 54:117-120.

  39. Posadas, Benedict C., Patricia R. Knight, Christine H. Coker, Randal Y. Coker, and Scott A. Langlois. 2008. Operational Characteristics of Nurseries and Greenhouses in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference, 53:290-292.

  40. Posadas, Benedict C., Patricia R. Knight, Christine H. Coker, Randal Y. Coker, and Scott A. Langlois. 2008. Socioeconomic Impact of Automation on Horticulture Production Firms in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. HortTechnology, 18(4): 697-704.

  41. Working Conditions and Socioeconomic Impact of Mechanization Posadas, Benedict C., Patricia R. Knight, Christine H. Coker, Randal Y. Coker, and Scott A. Langlois. 2007. in Horticulture Firms. Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference, 52:461-466.

  42. Posadas, Benedict C., Patricia R. Knight, Christine H. Coker, Randal Y. Coker, and Scott A. Langlois. 2006. Economic Impacts of Technology Adoption on Horticulture Firms in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference, 51: 317-320.

  43. Posadas, Benedict C., Glenn Fain, C. Coker, Christine H., and Patricia R. Knight. 2006.Consumer Survey of Selected Garden Chrysanthemum Cultivars in Mississippi. HortTechnology, 16(3):539-543.20.

  44. Pounders, Cecil, Donna Marshall, and Benedict Posadas. 2006. Hurricane Katrina: Perspective from the Southern Horticultural Laboratory. HortScience, 41(3): 680-684.

  45. Posadas, Benedict C., Patricia R. Knight, Christine H. Coker, Randal Y. Coker, Scott A. Langlois, and C. David Veal. 2005. Socioeconomic Characteristics of Horticulture Firms in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference, 50: 348-350.

  46. Posadas, Benedict C., Patricia R. Knight, Christine H. Coker, Randal Y. Coker, Scott A. Langlois, and C. David Veal. 2005. Levels of Technology Adoption Among Horticulture Firms in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference, 50: 365-368.

  47. Posadas, Benedict C., Glenn B. Fain, Christine H. Coker, Patricia R. Knight, C. David Veal, and Randal Y. Coker. 2004. Socioeconomic Survey of Nursery AutomationProceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference, 49: 306-309.

  48. Posadas, Benedict C., Glenn B. Fain, Christine H. Coker, Patricia R. Knight and Randal Y. Coker. 2004. Consumer Survey of Garden Chrysanthemum Cultivars.Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference, 49: 502-507.

  49. Coker, Christine H., Patricia R. Knight, Cecil. T. Pounders, Benedict C. Posadas, and John M. Anderson. 2003. Sun coleus evaluation in South Mississippi. Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference, 47: 430-432.

See publications of Dr. B.C. Posadas in horticulture and marine resource economics (Please note that the LINKS to all MAFES publications have been changed to http://www.mafes.msstate.edu/publications/):