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Adoption of Precision Agriculture for Cotton in the Southern United States

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  • Nair, Shyam
  • Wang, Chenggang
  • Segarra. Eduardo
  • Belasco, Eric
  • Larson, James
  • Velandia, Margarita
  • Lambert, Dayton
  • Reeves, Jeanne

Abstract

A nested logit model was applied to the 2009 Southern Cotton Precision Farming Survey to study the influence of farmer and farm characteristics on the adoption of Variability Detection Technologies (VDTs) and Variable Rate Application Technology (VRT). The results reveal that farm size, ownership of the land, and exposure to Extension activities are important factors affecting the choice of VDTs. Also, the farmers adopting both soil- based and plant-based VDTs were found to be more likely to adopt VRT. The probability of adoption of VRT was found to be lower for Texas cotton farmers compared to those in other surveyed states, regardless of the type of VDT adopted.

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  • Nair, Shyam & Wang, Chenggang & Segarra. Eduardo & Belasco, Eric & Larson, James & Velandia, Margarita & Lambert, Dayton & Reeves, Jeanne, 2011. "Adoption of Precision Agriculture for Cotton in the Southern United States," Journal of Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia, vol. 29(2).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:jloagb:260049
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.260049
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    1. Howard D. Leathers & Melinda Smale, 1991. "A Bayesian Approach to Explaining Sequential Adoption of Components of a Technological Package," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 73(3), pages 734-742.
    2. Jenkins, Amanda & Velandia, Margarita & Lambert, Dayton M. & Roberts, Roland K. & Larson, James A. & English, Burton C. & Martin, Steven W., 2011. "Factors Influencing the Selection of Precision Farming Information Sources by Cotton Producers," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Cambridge University Press, vol. 40(2), pages 307-320, September.
    3. Madhu Khanna & Onesime Faustin Epouhe & Robert Hornbaker, 1999. "Site-Specific Crop Management: Adoption Patterns and Incentives," Review of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 21(2), pages 455-472.
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