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Factors Influencing the Selection of Precision Farming Information Sources by Cotton Producers

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  • Jenkins, Amanda
  • Velandia, Margarita M.
  • Lambert, Dayton M.
  • Roberts, Roland K.
  • Larson, James A.
  • English, Burton C.
  • Martin, Steven W.

Abstract

Precision farming information demanded by cotton producers is provided by various suppliers, including consultants, farm input dealerships, University Extension systems, and media sources. Factors associated with the decisions to select among information sources to search for precision farming information are analyzed using a multivariate probit regression accounting for correlation among the different selection decisions. Factors influencing these decisions are age, education, and income. These findings should be valuable to precision farming information providers who may be able to better meet their target clientele needs.

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Article provided by Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association in its journal Agricultural and Resource Economics Review.

Volume (Year): 40 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
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Handle: RePEc:ags:arerjl:117779

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Keywords: Extension; information-source-use decisions; media; multivariate probit; precision agriculture technologies; private sources; Farm Management; Teaching/Communication/Extension/Profession;

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  1. Lambert, Dayton M. & English, Burton C. & Harper, David C. & Larkin, Sherry L. & Larson, James A. & Mooney, Daniel F. & Roberts, Roland K. & Velandia, Margarita & Reeves, Jeanne M., 2014. "Adoption and Frequency of Precision Soil Testing in Cotton Production," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 39(1), April.

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