Dept. of Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology, University of Idaho
Agricultural Science Building, Room 27, Moscow, ID 83844-2334
My research will include the economic and statistical analysis of field experiments and seed sampling results. We will conduct an economic evaluation and risk assessment comparing in-season field inspections with post-harvest tests for PVY. Which methods provide the best PVY management results and prove most cost effective? I will assess the economics of mini-tuber versus conventional seed production, the impact of virus on both systems, the economic impact of PVY on commercial potato production, on the value of seed, and on seed certification programs.