Horticulture Economics

Since 1990, Dr. Benedict C. Posadas has consistently developed and maintained the Mississippi State University (MSU), Coastal Research and Extension Center’s (CREC) extension and research (R&E) program in economics with an emphasis on the following major areas.

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

Economic Impacts of Horticulture Research, 2017-2021:

This project will assess the economic impacts of the research and extension program on ornamental horticulture, vegetables, fruits, and nuts at the Mississippi State University (MSU) - Coastal Research and Extension Center (CREC). The specific objectives are as follows: develop a systematic methodology in assessing the economic impact of the research and extension program, and estimate the economic impacts of the research and extension program. Dr. Posadas is working with several horticulturists at CREC and USDA. This work is supported in part by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Hatch project under accession number 232036. In addition, Dr. Posadas started developing the theoretical framework for the analysis of the economic impacts of plant pests and diseases on the ornamental horticulture industry.

The horticulture publications and presentations of Dr. Posadas are listed in http://coastal.msstate.edu/ben-publications and http://coastal.msstate.edu/horticulture-presentations