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Adoption and Abandonment of Precision Soil Sampling in Cotton Production

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  • 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 M.

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Technology adoption in precision agriculture has received considerable attention, while abandonment has received little. Our objective was to identify factors motivating adoption and abandonment of precision soil sampling in cotton. Results indicate younger producers who farmed more cotton area, owned more of their cropland, planted more non-cotton area, used a computer, or used a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) were more likely to adopt precision soil sampling. Those with more cotton area or who owned livestock were more likely to abandon, while those who used precision soil sampling longer, used a PDA, or used variable-rate fertilizer application were less likely to abandon.

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Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 2008 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2008, Orlando, Florida with number 6215.

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