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A Bayesian Analysis of GPS Guidance System in Precision Agriculture: The Role of Expectations


  • Khanal, Aditya R.
  • Mishra, Ashok K.
  • Lambert, Dayton M.
  • Paudel, Krishna P.


Farmer’s post adoption responses about technology are important in continuation and diffusion of a technology in precision agriculture. We studied farmer’s frequency of application decisions of GPS guidance system, after adoption. Using a Cotton grower’s precision farming survey in the U.S. and Bayesian approaches, our study suggests that ‘meeting expectation’ plays an important positive role. Farmer’s income level, farm size, and farming occupation are other important factors in modeling GPS guidance system adoption and application.

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  • Khanal, Aditya R. & Mishra, Ashok K. & Lambert, Dayton M. & Paudel, Krishna P., 2013. "A Bayesian Analysis of GPS Guidance System in Precision Agriculture: The Role of Expectations," 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. 150421, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea13:150421

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    1. Paxton, Kenneth W. & Mishra, Ashok K. & Chintawar, Sachin & Roberts, Roland K. & Larson, James A. & English, Burton C. & Lambert, Dayton M. & Marra, Michele C. & Larkin, Sherry L. & Reeves, Jeanne M. , 2011. "Intensity of Precision Agriculture Technology Adoption by Cotton Producers," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Cambridge University Press, vol. 40(01), pages 133-144, April.
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    3. 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 , 2008. "Adoption and Abandonment of Precision Soil Sampling in Cotton Production," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 33(3), December.
    4. D'Antoni, Jeremy M. & Mishra, Ashok K. & Powell, Rebekah R. & Martin, Steven W., 2012. "Farmers’ Perception of Precision Technology: The Case of Autosteer Adoption by Cotton Farmers," 2012 Annual Meeting, February 4-7, 2012, Birmingham, Alabama 119734, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
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    Precision agriculture; GPS guidance system; cotton farms; Bayesian; expectation; adoption; application; technology; Farm Management; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies;

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