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Optimal Fertilizer Carryover And Crop Recycling Policies For A Tropical Grain Crop

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  • Kennedy, John O.S.
  • Whan, Ian F.
  • Jackson, R.
  • Dillon, John L.

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The consequences of carryover for the optimal application of fertilizer are considered using dynamic programming. The conclusions are relevant for the further problem of deciding how many grain crops to harvest from grain sorghum plants grown in a tropical environment. Dynamic programming is also used for solving this problem for the Ord River Valley, and takes account of the interrelations between season and crop cycle number. Data were obtained from investigations conducted in the area.

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Article provided by Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in its journal Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Volume (Year): 17 (1973)
Issue (Month): 02 (August)
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Handle: RePEc:ags:ajaeau:22785

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  1. Lambert, Dayton M. & Lowenberg-DeBoer, James & Malzer, Gary L., 2005. "Managing Phosphorous Soil Dynamics Over Space And Time," 2005 Annual meeting, July 24-27, Providence, RI 19452, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  2. Jomini, Patrick A. & Deuson, Robert R. & Lowenberg-DeBoer, J. & Bationo, Andre, 1991. "Modelling stochastic crop response to fertilisation when carry-over matters," Agricultural Economics: The Journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 6(2), December.
  3. Khairo, Salahadin A. & Norton, Mark R. & Garden, P. & Graham, Phil & Langford, Colin & Armstrong, P. & Brassil, T., 2009. "The impact of superphosphate and surface-applied lime on the profitability and sustainability of wool production on the tablelands of NSW," 2009 Conference (53rd), February 11-13, 2009, Cairns, Australia 47939, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  4. Farquharson, Robert J. & Cacho, Oscar J. & Turpin, J.E., 2000. "Agricultural response analysis in a longer term framework," 2000 Conference (44th), January 23-25, 2000, Sydney, Australia 123634, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  5. Kennedy, John O.S., 1981. "An Alternative Method for Deriving Optimal Fertilizer Rates: Comment and Extension," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 49(03), December.
  6. Godden, David P. & Helyar, K.R., 1980. "An Alternative Method for Deriving Optimal Fertilizer Rates," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 48(02), August.
  7. Kennedy, John O. S., 1988. "Principles of Dynamic Optimization in Resource Management," Agricultural Economics: The Journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 2(1), June.
  8. David A. Hennessy & Bruce A. Babcock & Timothy E. Fiez, 1996. "Effects of Site-Specific Management on the Application of Agricultural Inputs," Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications 96-wp156, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University.
  9. Kennedy, John O.S., 1986. "Rules For Optimal Fertilizer Carryover: An Alternative Explanation," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 54(02), August.
  10. Farquharson, Robert J., 2006. "Production Response and Input Demand in Decision Making: Nitrogen Fertilizer and Wheat Growers," Australasian Agribusiness Review, University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Land and Environment, vol. 14.
  11. Farquharson, Robert J. & Cacho, Oscar J. & Mullen, John D., 2005. "An economic approach to soil fertility management for wheat production in New South Wales and Queensland," 2005 Conference (49th), February 9-11, 2005, Coff's Harbour, Australia 137866, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  12. Woodward, Simon J.R., 1996. "A Dynamic Nutrient Carryover Model for Pastoral Soils and its Application to Optimising Fertiliser Allocation to Several Blocks with a Cost Constraint," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 64(01), April.
  13. Dixon, J.M., 1988. "Inorganic Fertiliser Inputs to Himalayan Agriculture: Some Issues in Pricing," 1988 Conference (32nd), February 8-11, 1988, Melbourne, Australia 144027, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.

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