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Analysis Of Factors That Influence The Use Of Irrigation Technologies And Water Management Practices In Arkansas


  • XU, YING


This study investigates which factors may influence producers’ use of irrigation technologies and/or water management practices (WMPs). One major finding is that Arkansas producers are more likely to rely on WMPs instead of sprinkler irrigation as a response to changes in depth to water and drought occurrences. This finding highlights the importance of expanding the existing literature that focuses mostly on more efficient irrigation technologies, especially in areas where WMPs are more prevalent. Climate factors also play a role. Sprinkler systems are more prevalent in regions with lower average temperature. WMPs are used to mitigate the impact of more frequent droughts.

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  • Huang, Qiuqiong & Xu, Ying & Kovacs, Kent & West, Grant, 2017. "Analysis Of Factors That Influence The Use Of Irrigation Technologies And Water Management Practices In Arkansas," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 49(2), pages 159-185, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:jagaec:v:49:y:2017:i:02:p:159-185_00

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