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A Bayesian Analysis of GPS Guidance System in Precision Agriculture: The Role of Expectations

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  • Khanal, Aditya R.
  • Mishra, Ashok
  • Lambert, Dayton
  • Paudel, Krishna

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Farmer’s post adoption responses about technology are important in continuation and diffusion of a technology in precision agriculture. We studied farmer’s frequency of application decisions of GPS guidance system, after adoption. Using a Cotton grower’s precision farming survey in the U.S. and Bayesian approaches, our study suggests that ‘meeting expectation’ plays an important positive role. Farmer’s income level, farm size, and farming occupation are other important factors in modeling GPS guidance system adoption and application.

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Paper provided by Agricultural and Applied Economics Association in its series 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. with number 150421.

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Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea13:150421

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Keywords: Precision agriculture; GPS guidance system; cotton farms; Bayesian; expectation; adoption; application; technology; Farm Management; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies;

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  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. D'Antoni, Jeremy M. & Mishra, Ashok K. & Powell, Rebekah R. & Martin, Steven W., 2012. "Farmers’ Perception of Precision Technology: The Case of Autosteer Adoption by Cotton Farmers," 2012 Annual Meeting, February 4-7, 2012, Birmingham, Alabama 119734, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  4. Ebel, Robert M. & Schimmelpfennig, David E., 2012. "Production Cost and the Sequential Adoption of Precision Technology," 2012 Annual Meeting, August 12-14, 2012, Seattle, Washington 124393, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
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