Horticulture and Marine Economics Projects

The current R and E projects conducted by Dr. Posadas are best described at https://www.msstate.edu/our-people/2019/12/ben-posadas
 
HORTICULTURE ECONOMICS AND MARKETING2003-2021 (MONDAY, CREC/SMBES. USDA-NIFA-MAFES)
 
Assess the economic impacts of horticulture research.
Evaluate consumer preferences for specialty crops and products. 
Read more at the project website. LINK  
 
SEAFOOD ECONOMICS AND MARKETING, 2010-2021 (TUESDAY, CREC. MSU-ES/MASGC) 
 
Promote local food businesses through the Mississippi MarketMaker marketing program.
Publish bi-weekly Mississippi MarketMaker Newsletter. 
Assess the volatility of ex-vessel and wholesale prices of shrimp and aquaculture products. 
Develop economic recovery models for marine industries and coastal counties.
Develop economic contribution models for marine industries in coastal counties.
Read more at the project website. LINK 
 
ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF MARINE DEBRIS, 2018-2021 (WEDNESDAY, CREC. EPA/MSU-ES/MASGC) 
 
Construct technical characteristics of marine debris caught by commercial fishing vessels/boats.
Compile damages to commercial fishing vessels/boats and gear, and costs of removal and disposal of marine debris.
Compile lost fishing time, reduction in catches, or foregone sales associated with marine debris.
Estimate economic impacts on commercial fishing associated with marine debris.
Read more at the project website. LINK 
 
SOFTSHELL BLUE CRAB POND GROWOUT, 2018-2021 (THURSDAY, CREC, USDC-NOAA-NSGP-MASGC-USM-MAFES)
 
Estimate the investment requirements and ownership costs of producing blue softshell crabs in pond grow out production system.
Evaluate the operating costs of producing blue softshell crabs in pond grow out production system. 
Develop optimal economic models of softshell blue crab production systems subject to supply and technological constraints.  
Read more at the project website. LINK 
 
PRODUCING SURIMI FROM CATFISH BY-PRODUCTS, 2018-2021 (FRIDAY, CREC/ESPL,USDA-NIFA-MAFES) 
 
Estimate the potential supply of catfish processing byproducts suitable for surimi production.
Evaluate the economic and financial feasibility of producing surimi out of catfish processing byproducts.
Develop optimal economic models of surimi production systems subject to supply and technological constraints. 
Read more at the project website. LINK 
 
DR. POSADAS NEEDS YOUR HELP 

Please participate in a four-minute assessment of the economic impact of my research and extension program at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/hortmarine