The Economics of Atrazine

@article{Ackerman2007TheEO,
  title={The Economics of Atrazine},
  author={Frank. Ackerman},
  journal={International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health},
  year={2007},
  volume={13},
  pages={437 - 445}
}
  • F. Ackerman
  • Published 1 October 2007
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Abstract It is often claimed that atrazine is of great economic benefit to corn growers, but support for this claim is limited. Some cost-benefit studies have assumed that atrazine boosts corn yields by 6%; an extensive review found a 3%–4% average yield increase; other research suggests only a 1% yield effect. Syngenta, the producer of atrazine, also makes mesotrione, an alternative herbicide that does about the same amount for corn yields as atrazine. Italy and Germany both banned atrazine in… 
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