Horticulture and Marine Economics Research and Extension Projects

  1. Investigate labor management practices and mechanization in the nursery and greenhouse industry.
  2. Evaluate the economic impacts of the ornamental horticulture industry, and the research program at the Center for Coastal Horticulture CResearch.  
  3. Assess the consumer preferences for wreath designs. 
  1. Develop a methodology for assessing the socioeconomic impacts of aquatic animal diseases. 
  2. Pilot-test the assessment methodology in aquatic animal outbreaks in any major producing state, region, country or continent.
SEAFOOD, AQUACULTURE AND HORTICULTURE EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES
  1. Develop a methodology for assessing the economic resiliency of marine industries.  
  2. Compile employment and wages databases in the seafood, aquaculture, and horticulture industries.
  1. Monitor monthly ex-vessel and wholesale prices of shrimp products.
  2. Monitor monthly wholesale prices of aquaculture products.
  1. Develop economic models for commercial marine finfish and shellfish culture systems. 
  2. Compile aquaculture production and input usage databases.    
  1. Compile multi-year economic databases of marine industries and coastal counties. 
  2. Develop economic recovery models of marine industries and coastal counties. 
  1. Provide specific clientele groups with basic and advanced analysis of economic issues in coastal areas, state, Gulf and beyond.
  1. Promote your food business by creating a business profile and updating it regularly as additional information about your business becomes available at https://ms.foodmarketmaker.com/  
  2. The MarketMaker training workshop is available upon request by a group of 6-12 food producers, extension agents, state regulatory agency personnel, and school teachers. Email Dr. Ben Posadas for details at ben.posadas@msstate.edu.  
  1. I truly appreciate your two-minute assessment of the economic impact of my research and extension program at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/hortmarine