Reducing Irrigation Water Demand with Cotton Production in West Texas
AbstractDue to declining water availability from the Ogallala Aquifer and increasing pumping costs, irrigation management options for cotton are analyzed. The study concludes that supplemental irrigation while meeting crop ET requirements is the most profitable option. Switching from corn to cotton production may reduce irrigation water demand in the region.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2007 Annual Meeting, February 4-7, 2007, Mobile, Alabama with number 34848.
Date of creation: 2007
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Ogallala Aquifer; irrigated cotton; irrigation efficiency; water response function; input use optimization; ET; Texas Panhandle; Crop Production/Industries; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy;
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