The Impact of the Kansas Wheat Breeding Program on Wheat Yields, 1911â€“2006
This paper quantifies advances of the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station (KAES) wheat breeding program for two time periods: (1) 1911 to 2006 and (2) 1977 to 2006. Using multiple regression, increases in yields of wheat varieties grown in Kansas are quantified, holding growing conditions and other improvements in productivity constant. Differences in KAES variety yields and those released by other public and private breeders are quantified. During the â€˜â€˜new ageâ€™â€™ of wheat breeding (1977â€“2006), wheat breeding alone is found to have increased yields by 6.182 bushels per acre, or an average increase of 0.206 bushels per year.
Volume (Year): 40 (2008)
Issue (Month): 03 (December)
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- Foster, William E. & Babcock, Bruce A., 1993.
"Commodity Policy, Price Incentives, And The Growth In Per-Acre Yields,"
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics,
Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 25(01), July.
- Foster, William E. & Babcock, Bruce A., 1993. "Commodity Policy, Price Incentives, and the Growth in Per-Acre Yields," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 25(01), pages 253-265, July.
- Foster, William E. & Babcock, Bruce A., 1993. "Commodity Policy, Price Incentives, and the Growth in Per-Acre Yields," Staff General Research Papers Archive 10583, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
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