Farmer Response to Changes in Climate: The Case of Corn Production
AbstractA test of whether minor production adaptations to climate significantly affect corn yields is the focus of this article. Cross-sectional, field-level corn data are used to analyze production across various climates. A 65ï¿½F change in temperature, when both adaptations to climate and the direct effect of weather are included, raised yields by 43.8 percent in areas with average July temperatures of 67ï¿½F and reduced yields by 69.6 percent in areas with average July temperatures of 76.5ï¿½F.
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Volume (Year): (1991)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
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Plant growth models; corn production; climate changes; greenhouse effect; Crop Production/Industries;
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