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Economic Optimisation Of Sprinkler Irrigation Considering Uncertainty Of Spatial Water Distribution


  • Feinerman, Eli
  • Shani, Y.
  • Bresler, E.


The study is focused on the development and the application of a stochastic economic optimisation model by which optimal levels of applied water and sprinkler spacing are determined. Data on crop-water production function and uniformity of water application are taken from a sprinkler irrigation plot of sweet corn. It was found that a saving of irrigation water can be achieved not only by raising water prices but also by increasing application uniformity.

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  • Feinerman, Eli & Shani, Y. & Bresler, E., 1989. "Economic Optimisation Of Sprinkler Irrigation Considering Uncertainty Of Spatial Water Distribution," Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 33(02), August.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:ajaeau:22585

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    1. Buccola, Steven T., 1982. "Portfolio Selection Under Exponential And Quadratic Utility," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 7(01), July.
    2. Sandmo, Agnar, 1971. "On the Theory of the Competitive Firm under Price Uncertainty," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 61(1), pages 65-73, March.
    3. Deaton,Angus & Muellbauer,John, 1980. "Economics and Consumer Behavior," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, number 9780521296762, March.
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    1. Brennan, Donna C., 2002. "Policy interventions to promote the adoption of water saving sprinkler systems: the case of lettuce on the Gnangara Mound," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 51(3), September.

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