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Adoption and Abandonment of Precision Soil Sampling in Cotton Production

  • Walton, Jonathan C.
  • Lambert, Dayton M.
  • Roberts, Roland K.
  • Larson, James A.
  • English, Burton C.
  • Larkin, Sherry L.
  • Martin, Steven W.
  • Marra, Michele C.
  • Paxton, Kenneth W.
  • Reeves, Jeanne M.

Adoption of precision agriculture technology has arrived considerable attention, but abandonment has received little. This paper identified factors motivating adoption and abandonment of precision soils sampling in cotton. Younger producers who farmed more cotton area, owned more of their cropland, planted more non-cotton area, or used a computer 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, or used variable-rate fertilizer application were less likely to abandon precision soil sampling.

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Volume (Year): 33 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
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