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Edward 'Gilly' Evans

Professor

Dr. Edward 'Gilly' Evans is a professor in the Food and Resource Economics Department located at the University of Florida's Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) in Homestead. He holds a Ph.D. in food and resource economics from the University of Florida with specialization in agricultural policy analysis, international trade, and development.

His previous research focused on theoretical and empirical analyses of international trade policy rules and institutions such as GATT, WTO, NAFTA, and LOME. His current research emphasizes applied agricultural trade policy analysis and environmental sustainability of agriculture. Most of his research is conducted as a member of interdisciplinary teams of scientists located at TREC and is aimed at generating economically viable and environmentally friendly technologies, practices, and production and marketing systems. Aspects of his work include generating knowledge to conserve and improve water quality at the watershed level, developing economically viable preventative integrated pest management vegetable production systems, implementing efficient fertilizer management, and exploring the economic feasibility of developing biodiesel from Jatropha and ethanol from sweet potatoes. He also investigates the economics of managing invasive species (foreign pests and diseases) in tropical and sub-tropical areas of the United States.

Research

My research program explores the economic and environmental sustainability of agriculture and agricultural trade-related policy analysis.

A major component of my research involves conducting analyses of the economic impacts of invasive species (foreign pests and diseases) on agricultural profitability and sustainability, and the likely costs and benefits associated with alternative management options. Other aspects of my research include working with colleagues to generate economically viable and environmentally friendly technologies, practices, and production and marketing systems, such as generating knowledge to conserve and improve the quality of water at the watershed level; finding suitable, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly alternatives to methyl bromide (soil fumigant) that are suited to Miami-Dade County's soil structure and topography; and conducting detailed market analysis of new and existing tropical horticultural commodities.

Extension

http://trec.ifas.ufl.edu/agricultural-economics-extension/

The Agricultural Economics Extension program emphasizes applied trade policy analysis and related production and marketing issues. Specifically, the focus is to deliver education programs and publications that address current and emerging domestic and international trade-related policy issues impacting or having the potential to impact the production and marketing of a variety of vegetable, fruit, and ornamental horticultural products produced in Miami-Dade County. Impact analyses will also cover changes in regulations and the introduction of technologies and methods in pest control, nutrient management and other factors influencing production of commercial crops. As well, the program will publish commodity budgets for the production of popular crops in South Florida to provide commercial growers decision-making tools as to the financial investment required to grow new crops.

Extension Digital Information Source (EDIS) Publications

  • Sergio A., A. Evans, and A. W. Hodges. Estimated Costs and Regional Economic Impacts of the Oriental Fruit Fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) Outbreak in Miami-Dade County, Florida. EDIS. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL. (submitted)
  • Evans, E.A. and F.H. Ballen. Ocho pasos para desarrollar un plan simple de mercadeo (Eight steps to developing a simple marketing plan). EDIS. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL. (submitted)
  • Evans, E., and I B. Lozano. Ejemplo ilustrativo de los costos y rentabilidad de la produccion de aguacates en el estado de la Florida (Sample avocado production costs and profitability analysis for Florida). UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.(submitted)
  • Evans, E.A., and F.H. Ballen. 2015. Eight steps to developing a simple marketing plan. EDIS #FE967. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • De Oleog, B., A. Evans, and J.H. Crane. 2014. Establishment cost of avocados in South Florida. EDIS #FE956. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A. 2014. Are profit and profitability the same thing? EDIS #FE939. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A., and F.H. Ballen. 2014. An overview of US blueberry production, trade, and consumption, with special reference to Florida 2014. EDIS #FE952. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E., and I. B. Lozano. 2014. Sample avocado production costs and profitability analysis for Florida. EDIS #FE870. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Wang, Q., A. Evans, M. Pikarsky, and T. Olczyk. 2014. Consuming local vegetables from our local growers. EDIS #HS1251. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A., and F.H. Ballen. 2013. US—A synopsis of US consumer perception of genetically modified (biotech) crops. EDIS #FE934. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A., and F.H. Ballen. 2013. US—Panama Free Trade Agreement: What is in it for Florida agriculture? EDIS #FE932. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A., F. H. Ballen, and J.H. Crane. Estimación de costos de establecimiento y producción de papaya en el sur de la Florida en 2012 (2012 cost estimates of establishing and producing papaya (Carica papaya) in South Florida). EDIS #FE920. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A., J. Huntley, and J.H. Crane. Costos estimados en el 2010 para establecer y producir pitaya (Fruta Dragón) en el Sur de Florida. EDIS #FE921. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A.,and F.H. Ballen. 2012. An overview of global papaya production, trade, and consumption. EDIS #FE913. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A., and F.H. Ballen. 2012. The banana market. EDIS #FE901. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A., and F.H. Ballen. Una mirada a la producción, el comercio y el consumo de papaya a nivel mundial [An overview of global papaya production, trade, and consumption]. EDIS #FE917. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A., and F.H. Ballen. 2012. US–Colombia Free Trade Agreement: What is in it for Florida agriculture? EDIS #FE905. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A., F.H. Ballen, and J.H. Crane. 2012. An overview of US papaya production, trade, and consumption. EDIS #FE914. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A.,H. Ballen, and J.H. Crane. 2012. Cost estimates of establishing and producing papaya (Carica papaya) in South Florida. EDIS #FE918. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A., M. Mosquera, R. Clouser, and J. Crane. Ley del estado de la Florida para el avalúo tributario de tierras según su uso: Preguntas y respuestas sobre la Clasificación Agropecuaria en el Condado de Miami-Dade (Florida’s use value assessment law: Questions and answers for Miami-Dade County agricultural classification). EDIS #FE895. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A., M. Mosquera, R.L. Clouser, and J. Crane. 2011. Questions and answers: Miami-Dade Agricultural Classification. EDIS #FE890. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Wang, X and A. Evans. 2011. Overview of US trade with China. EDIS #FE902. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A., and J. Crane 2010. Costos estimados de reemplazo de árboles de aguacate en plantaciones comerciales y patios en el sur de Florida (Estimates of the replacement costs of commercial and backyard avocado trees in South Florida). EDIS #FE838. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A., J. Huntley, J. Crane, and A.F. Wysocki. 2010. Cost estimates of establishing and producing pitaya (Dragon Fruit) in South Florida. EDIS #FE888. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A., and S. Nalampang. 2010. Sample avocado production costs and profitability analysis for Florida. EDIS #FE837. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A., and J. Crane 2009. Estimates of the replacement costs of commercial and backyard avocado trees in South Florida. EDIS #FE825. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL
  • Evans, E.A., and S. Nalampang. 2009. Importación de frutas tropicales de Tailandia (Importation of tropical fruits from Thailand). EDIS #FE803, UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A. 2008. Exencion de impuesto para equipos agricolas selectos en Florida (Florida tax exemption for selected farm equipment). EDIS #FE789. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A. 2008. Florida tax exemption for selected farm equipment. EDIS #FE715, UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A. 2008. Primer for developing a farm business plan. EDIS #FE720. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A. 2008. Recent trends in world and US mango production, trade, and consumption. EDIS #FE718, UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A. 2008. Tendencias recientes en la producción, comercio y consumo de mango en el mundo y en los Estados Unidos (Recent trends in world and US mango production, trade, and consumption). EDIS #FE790. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A., and S. Nalampang. 2008. Importation of tropical fruits from Thailand. EDIS #FE719. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Reyes, R., and E. Evans. 2008. Good agricultural practices (GAPs). EDIS #FE714. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A. 2007. Agricultura con valor agregado: ¿Es lo correcto para mí? (Value added agriculture: Is it right for me?) EDIS #FE689. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A. 2006. Value added agriculture: Is it right for me? EDIS #FE638. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A., C. Balerdi, J. Crane, and S. Nalampang. 2006. Determining the value of an orchard tree. EDIS #FE676. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A., and A.W. Hodges. 2006. Potential impacts of agritourism in South Miami-Dade County. EDIS #FE637. UF/IFAS Extension. Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A., and S. Nalampang. 2006. World, US, and Florida avocado situation and outlook. EDIS #FE639. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Migliaccio, K.W., J. Crane, E.A. Evans, B. Schaffer, Y. Li, and R. Muñoz-Carpena. 2006. South Florida tropical fruit grower perspectives: Water conservation management practices. EDIS #AE396. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Migliaccio, K.W., E.A. Evans, J. Crane, B. Schaffer, Y. Li, and R. Muñoz-Carpena. 2006. South Florida ornamental plant grower perspectives: Water conservation management practices. EDIS #AE397. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Migliaccio, K.W., Y.C. Li, H. Trafford, and E.A. Evans. 2006. A simple lysimeter for soil water sampling in South Florida. EDIS #AE387. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A. 2005. Análisis marginal: Un procedimiento económico para seleccionar tecnologías o prácticas alternativas (Marginal analysis: An economic procedure for selecting alternative technologies/practices). EDIS #FE573. UF/FIAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.
  • Evans, E.A. 2005. Central American Free Trade Agreement–Dominican Republic (CAFTA-DR): What’s in it for Florida? EDIS #FE564. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL.