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Commercialization Mechanisms for New Plant Varieties

Sherzod Akhundjanov (), R. Karina Gallardo, Jill McCluskey () and Bradley J. Rickard
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R. Karina Gallardo: Washington State University
Bradley J. Rickard: Cornell University

A chapter in From Agriscience to Agribusiness, 2018, pp 379-390 from Springer

Abstract: Abstract Developing and marketing new varieties is essential for the long-term profitability of US crop producers. The ultimate goal of university breeding programs is to release improved plant varieties, either with superior quality or more efficient production management. For certain horticultural products, notably apples, plant breeders have developed several new differentiated varieties that have the capacity to be marketed with premium prices and that can compete on world markets. If these innovations are not commercialized or are commercialized in a suboptimal way, then the benefits of the research are greatly reduced. In this chapter, we use game theoretic analysis and an experimental auction to investigate the effects of contract exclusivity and payment structure on innovator and producer profits from a hypothetical new apple variety.

Keywords: Commercialization Mechanisms; University Breeding Program; Efficient Production Management; Pioneer; Land Grant Universities (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-67958-7_18

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