Publications on Horticulture Economics

  1. Posadas, Benedict C., Patricia R. Knight, Christine H. Coker, Randal Y. Coker, and Scott A. Langlois.  2020 Operational Characteristics of Nurseries and Greenhouses in the Southern United States. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin, Mississippi State, Mississippi. Manuscript in preparation. 

  2. Posadas, Benedict C., Patricia R. Knight, Christine H. Coker, Randal Y. Coker, and Scott A. Langlois.  2020. Socioeconomic Characteristics of Workers in Nurseries and Greenhouses in the Southern United States.  Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin, Mississippi State, Mississippi. Manuscript in preparation. 

  3. Posadas, Benedict C. 2019. Computer Usage by Type of Green Industry Operations. HortTechnology. Manuscript in preparation. 

  4. Posadas, Benedict C. 2019. Green Industry Demand for Permanent, Seasonal and H2A Employees. HortTechnology. Manuscript in preparation.

  5. Posadas, Benedict C. 2019. Economic Contributions of Blueberry Production. Mississippi MarketMaker Newsletter Vol. 9, No. 9. Manuscript in preparation.  

  6. Posadas, Benedict C. 2019. Economic Contributions of Sweet Potato Production. Mississippi MarketMaker Newsletter Vol. 9, No 8. Manuscript in preparation.  

  7. Posadas, Benedict C. 2019. Economic Contributions of Vegetable ProductionMississippi MarketMaker Newsletter Vol. 9, No 7.  Manuscript in preparation.  

  8. Posadas, Benedict C. 2019. Economic Contributions of Melon ProductionMississippi MarketMaker Newsletter Vol. 9, No. 6. Manuscript in preparation.  

  9. Posadas, Benedict C. 2019. Economic Contributions of Fruit and Nut Farming. Mississippi MarketMaker Newsletter Vol. 9, No. 5. Manuscript in preparation.  

  10. Posadas, Benedict C. 2019. Economic Contributions of Greenhouse and Nursery Production. MarketMaker Newsletter Vol. 9, No. 4. Manuscript in preparation.  

  11. Posadas, Benedict C. 2019. Employment, Incomes, and Characteristics of Workers and Owners of Flower, Nursery Stock, and Florists' Supplies Merchant Wholesalers in the Years 2001-2018. MSU Extension Service Publication. Manuscript in preparation. 

  12. Posadas, Benedict C. 2019. Employment, Incomes, and Characteristics of Workers and Owners of Nursery, Garden Center, and Farm Supply Stores in the Years 2001-2018. MSU Extension Service Publication. Manuscript in preparation. 

  13. Posadas, Benedict C. 2019. Employment and Income Impacts of Landscaping Services In Mississippi in the Years 2001-2018. MSU Extension Service Publication. Manuscript in preparation. 

  14. Posadas, Benedict C., and James del Prince. 2018. Level of Liking and Willingness to Pay for Wreath Designs. Manuscript in preparation. 

  15. Posadas, Benedict C., Patricia R. Knight, Eugene K. Blythe, Christine H. Coker, Scott A. Langlois, James del Prince, and Eric Stafne. 2018. Economic Impacts of Horticulture Research at Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center. Manuscript in preparation.  

  16. Posadas, Benedict C. 2018. Socioeconomic Characteristics of Owners and Managers of Horticultural Operations in the Southern United States. Manuscript in review. 

  17. Posadas, Benedict C. 2018. Socioeconomic Determinants of Computer Use in Horticultural Firms in the Southern United States. Journal of Agricultural Economics. Manuscript in review. 

  18. Posadas, Benedict C. Randal Y. Coker, Christine H. Coker, Scott A. Langlois, and Patricia R. Knight. 2018. Computer Usage among Nursery and Greenhouse Operations in the Southern United States. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin 1225, Mississippi State, Mississippi.  

  19. Posadas, Benedict C. 2018. Socioeconomic Determinants of the Level of Mechanization of Nurseries and Greenhouses in the Southern United States. AIMS Agriculture and Food, 3(3): 229-245.  

  20. Posadas, Benedict C. 2018. Employment, Incomes, and Characteristics of Workers and Owners of Florists in the Gulf of Mexico and the United StatesMississippi MarketMaker Newsletter. Vol. 8, No. 6. 

  21. Posadas, Benedict C. 2018. Employment, Incomes, and Characteristics of Workers and Owners of Fruit and Vegetable Markets in the Gulf of Mexico and the United StatesMississippi MarketMaker Newsletter. Vol. 8, No. 5. 

  22. Posadas, Benedict C. 2018.  Employment, Incomes, and Characteristics of Workers and Owners of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Merchant Wholesalers in the Gulf of Mexico and the United StatesMississippi MarketMaker Newsletter. Vol. 8, No. 4. 

  23. Posadas, Benedict C. 2018. Employment, Incomes, and Characteristics of Workers and Owners of Fruit and Vegetable Canning, Pickling, and Drying Businesses in the Gulf of Mexico and the United States. Mississippi MarketMaker Newsletter. Vol. 8, No. 3. 

  24. Posadas, Benedict C. 2017. Direct Marketing Tools for Mississippi Vegetable Producers  Mississippi MarketMaker Newsletter. Vol. 7, No. 18. 

  25. Posadas, Benedict C. 2017. Watermelon Production in Mississippi and the United States, 1998-2015. Mississippi MarketMaker Newsletter. Vol. 7, No. 10. 

  26. Posadas, Benedict C. 2017. Pecan Production Mississippi and the United States, 2006-2016. Mississippi MarketMaker Newsletter. Vol. 7, No. 9.  

  27. Posadas, Benedict C. 2017. Agritourism Businesses Registered in MarketMaker. Mississippi MarketMaker Newsletter. Vol. 7, No. 6.

  28. Posadas, Benedict C. 2017. Economic Contributions of the Mississippi Green Industry in 2013. Mississippi MarketMaker Newsletter. Vol. 7, No. 2.  

  29. Coker, C.E.H., Posadas, B. and Schilling, W. 2015. Sensory Evaluation Studies Provide Growers with Market Insight. Acta Hortic. 1090:25-28. 

  30. Coker, Randal Y., Benedict C. Posadas, Scott A. Langlois, Patricia R. Knight, and Christine H. Coker. 2015. Current Mechanization Systems Among Greenhouses and Mixed Operations. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin 1208, Mississippi State, Mississippi. 

  31. Posadas, Benedict C., Patricia R. Knight, Christine H. Coker, Randal Y. Coker, and Scott A. Langlois. 2014. Hiring Preferences Of Nurseries And Greenhouses In Southern United States. HortTechnology, 24(1):107-117.

  32. Posadas, Benedict C. 2014. Employment and Income Impacts of Lawn and Garden Equipment Manufacturing in Mississippi in the Years 2001-2014. Horticulture Economics Working Paper. Mississippi State University, Coastal Research and Extension Center, Biloxi, Mississippi.

  33. Horticulture Economics Working Paper. Mississippi State University, Coastal Research Employment and Income Impacts of Horticultural Services In Mississippi in the Years 2001-2013. Posadas, Benedict C. 2013. and Extension Center, Biloxi, Mississippi.

  34. Posadas, Benedict C. 2013. Five-Year Baseline Economic Information of the Mississippi Green Industry, 2008-2012. Horticulture Economics Working Paper. Mississippi State University, Coastal Research and Extension Center, Biloxi, Mississippi.

  35. Posadas, Benedict C. 2011. Baseline Economic Information of the Mississippi Green Industry for the Years 2009-2011. Horticulture Economics Working Paper. Mississippi State University, Coastal Research and Extension Center, Biloxi, Mississippi.

  36. Posadas, Benedict C. 2013. Employment and Income Impacts of Horticultural Services In Mississippi in the Years 2001-2013Horticulture Economics Working Paper. Mississippi State University, Coastal Research and Extension Center, Biloxi, Mississippi.

  37. Posadas, Benedict C. 2012. Economic Impacts of Mechanization or Automation on Horticulture Production Firms Sales, Employment, and Workers’ Earnings, Safety, and Retention. HortTechnology, 22(3): 388-401.

  38. Coker, Randal Y., Benedict C. Posadas, Scott A. Langlois, Patricia R. Knight, and Christine H. Coker. 2010. Current Mechanization Systems Among Nurseries and Mixed Operations. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin 1189, Mississippi State, Mississippi.

  39. Posadas, Benedict C., Patricia R. Knight, Christine H. Coker, Randal Y. Coker, and Scott A. Langlois.  2010. Operational Characteristics of Nurseries and Greenhouses in the Northern Gulf of Mexico States.  Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin 1184, Mississippi State, Mississippi.

  40. Posadas, Benedict C., Patricia R. Knight, Christine H. Coker, Randal Y. Coker, and Scott A. Langlois. 2010. Socioeconomic Characteristics of Workers in Nurseries and Greenhouses in the Northern Gulf of Mexico States.  Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin 1182, Mississippi State, Mississippi. 

  41. Posadas, Benedict C., Randal Y. Coker, Patricia R. Knight, Christine H. Coker, and Scott A. Langlois. 2010. Socioeconomic Characteristics of Nursery and Greenhouse Managers and Operators. Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference, 55:174-176.

  42. Coker, Randal Y., Benedict C. Posadas, Patricia R. Knight, Christine H. Coker, and Scott A. Langlois. 2010. Current Mechanization Practices Among Greenhouse Operations. Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference, 55: 207-210.

  43. Posadas, Benedict C., Randal Y. Coker, Patricia R. Knight, Christine H. Coker, and Scott A. Langlois. 2009. Socioeconomic Determinants of Technology Adoption Among Nurseries and Greenhouses. Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference, 54:321-323.

  44. Coker, Randal Y., Benedict C. Posadas, Patricia R. Knight, Christine H. Coker, and Scott A. Langlois. 2009. Current Mechanization Systems Among Nurseries and Greenhouses. Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference, 54:117-120.

  45. Posadas, Benedict C., Patricia R. Knight, Christine H. Coker, Randal Y. Coker, and Scott A. Langlois. 2008. Operational Characteristics of Nurseries and Greenhouses in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference, 53:290-292.

  46. Posadas, Benedict C., Patricia R. Knight, Christine H. Coker, Randal Y. Coker, and Scott A. Langlois. 2008. Socioeconomic Impact of Automation on Horticulture Production Firms in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. HortTechnology, 18(4): 697-704.

  47. Working Conditions and Socioeconomic Impact of Mechanization Posadas, Benedict C., Patricia R. Knight, Christine H. Coker, Randal Y. Coker, and Scott A. Langlois. 2007. in Horticulture Firms. Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference, 52:461-466.

  48. Posadas, Benedict C., Patricia R. Knight, Christine H. Coker, Randal Y. Coker, and Scott A. Langlois. 2006. Economic Impacts of Technology Adoption on Horticulture Firms in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference, 51: 317-320.

  49. Posadas, Benedict C., Glenn Fain, C. Coker, Christine H., and Patricia R. Knight. 2006.Consumer Survey of Selected Garden Chrysanthemum Cultivars in Mississippi.HortTechnology, 16(3):539-543.20.

  50. Pounders, Cecil, Donna Marshall, and Benedict Posadas. 2006. Hurricane Katrina: Perspective from the Southern Horticultural Laboratory. HortScience, 41(3): 680-684.

  51. Posadas, Benedict C., Patricia R. Knight, Christine H. Coker, Randal Y. Coker, Scott A. Langlois, and C. David Veal. 2005. Socioeconomic Characteristics of Horticulture Firms in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference, 50: 348-350.

  52. Posadas, Benedict C., Patricia R. Knight, Christine H. Coker, Randal Y. Coker, Scott A. Langlois, and C. David Veal. 2005. Levels of Technology Adoption Among Horticulture Firms in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference, 50: 365-368.

  53. Posadas, Benedict C., Glenn B. Fain, Christine H. Coker, Patricia R. Knight, C. David Veal, and Randal Y. Coker. 2004. Socioeconomic Survey of Nursery AutomationProceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference, 49: 306-309.

  54. Posadas, Benedict C., Glenn B. Fain, Christine H. Coker, Patricia R. Knight and Randal Y. Coker. 2004. Consumer Survey of Garden Chrysanthemum Cultivars.Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference, 49: 502-507.

  55. Coker, Christine H., Patricia R. Knight, Cecil. T. Pounders, Benedict C. Posadas, and John M. Anderson. 2003. Sun coleus evaluation in South Mississippi. Proceedings of the Southern Nursery Association Research Conference, 47: 430-432.

See publications of Dr. B.C. Posadas in horticulture and marine resource economics (Please note that the LINKS to all MAFES publications have been changed to http://www.mafes.msstate.edu/publications/): 

  1. Aquaculture Economics and Marketing 

  2. Fisheries Economics and Marketing 

  3. Horticulture Economics and Marketing 

  4. Natural and Technological Disasters 

  5. Mississippi Department of Marine Resources 

  6. Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Extension

  7. MAFES and MSUES Publications 

  8. Working Papers in Marine Economics  

  9. Mississippi MarketMaker Newsletter