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Adoption of Site-Specific Information and Variable-Rate Technologies in Cotton Precision Farming

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  • Roberts, Roland K.
  • English, Burton C.
  • Larson, James A.
  • Cochran, Rebecca L.
  • Goodman, W. Robert
  • Larkin, Sherry L.
  • Marra, Michele C.
  • Martin, Steven W.
  • Shurley, W. Donald
  • Reeves, Jeanne M.

Abstract

Probit analysis identified factors that influence the adoption of precision farming technologies by Southeastern cotton farmers. Younger, more educated farmer who operated larger farms and were optimistic about the future of precision farming were most likely to adopt site-specific information technology. The probability of adopting variable-rate input application technology was higher for younger farmers who operated larger farms, owned more of the land they farmed, were more informed about the costs and benefits of precision farming, and were optimistic about the future of precision farming. Computer use was not important, possibly because custom hiring shifts the burden of computer use to agribusiness firms.

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Article provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Volume (Year): 36 (2004)
Issue (Month): 01 (April)
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Handle: RePEc:ags:joaaec:42943

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Keywords: cotton; grid soil sampling; precision farming; probit; sample selection; site-specific information; technology adoption; variable-rate application; D21; Q12; Q16;

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  1. Madhu Khanna, 2001. "Sequential Adoption of Site-Specific Technologies and its Implications for Nitrogen Productivity: A Double Selectivity Model," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 83(1), pages 35-51.
  2. Linda Whipker & jay Akridge, 2006. "2006 Precision Agricultural Services Dealership Survey Results," Working Papers 06-10, Purdue University, College of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics.
  3. Roberts, Roland K. & English, Burton C. & Larson, James A. & Cochran, Rebecca L. & Goodman, W. Robert & Larkin, Sherry L. & Marra, Michele C. & Martin, Steven W. & Reeves, Jeanne M. & Shurley, W. Dona, 2002. "Precision Farming by Cotton Producers in Six Southern States: Results from the 2001 Southern Precision Farming Survey," Research Reports 91331, University of Tennessee, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
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  1. Steele, Scott R., 2009. "Expanding the solution set: Organizational economics and agri-environmental policy," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 69(2), pages 398-405, December.
  2. Pandit, Mahesh & Paudel, Krishna P. & Mishra, Ashok K. & Segarra, Eduardo, 2012. "Adoption and Nonadoption of Precision Farming Technologies by Cotton Farmers," 2012 Annual Meeting, August 12-14, 2012, Seattle, Washington 125004, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  3. 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.
  4. Walton, Jonathan C. & Roberts, Roland K. & Lambert, Dayton M. & Larson, James A. & English, Burton C. & Larkin, Sherry L. & Martin, Steven W. & Marra, Michele C. & Paxton, Kenneth W. & Reeves, Jeanne , 2008. "Adoption and Abandonment of Precision Soil Sampling in Cotton Production," 2008 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2008, Orlando, Florida 6215, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  5. Larson, James A. & Roberts, Roland K. & English, Burton C. & Larkin, Sherry L. & Marra, Michele C. & Martin, Steven W. & Paxton, Kenneth W. & Reeves, Jeanne M., 2007. "Factors Influencing Adoption of Remotely Sensed Imagery for Site-Specific Management in Cotton Production," 2007 Annual Meeting, February 4-7, 2007, Mobile, Alabama 34971, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  6. Larkin, Sherry L. & Perruso, Larry & Marra, Michele C. & Roberts, Roland K. & English, Burton C. & Larson, James A. & Cochran, Rebecca L. & Martin, Steven W., 2005. "Factors Affecting Perceived Improvements in Environmental Quality from Precision Farming," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 37(03), December.
  7. Paxton, Kenneth W. & Mishra, Ashok K. & Chintawar, Sachin & Roberts, Roland K. & Larson, James A. & English, Burton C. & Lambert, Dayton M. & Marra, Michele C. & Larkin, Sherry L. & Reeves, Jeanne M. , 2011. "Intensity of Precision Agriculture Technology Adoption by Cotton Producers," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, vol. 40(1), April.
  8. Walton, Jonathan C. & Larson, James A. & Roberts, Roland K. & Lambert, Dayton M. & English, Burton C. & Larkin, Sherry L. & Marra, Michele C., 2008. "PDA and Handheld GPS Adoption in Precision Cotton Production," 2008 Annual Meeting, February 2-6, 2008, Dallas, Texas 6839, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  9. Brown, Rachael M. & Dillon, Carl R. & Schieffer, Jack & Shockley, Jordan M., 2012. "The Impact of Precision Agriculture Techniques on Kentucky Grain Farmers' Carbon Footprint," 2012 Annual Meeting, February 4-7, 2012, Birmingham, Alabama 119802, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.

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