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Economic And Environmental Benefits Of Variable Rate Application Of Nitrogen To Corn Fields: Role Of Variability And Weather

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  • English, Burton C.
  • Mahajanashetti, S.B.
  • Roberts, Roland K.

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The use of meta-response functions based on EPIC-generated data resulted in comparisons between variable (VRAT) and uniform rate application technologies for 36 simulated fields. VRAT was more profitable and less nitrogen was lost to the environment in most cases. When spatial variability was small, uniform rate application techniques were adopted. However, when nitrogen use is restricted, VRAT is used on all simulated fields.

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  • English, Burton C. & Mahajanashetti, S.B. & Roberts, Roland K., 1999. "Economic And Environmental Benefits Of Variable Rate Application Of Nitrogen To Corn Fields: Role Of Variability And Weather," 1999 Annual meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, TN 21533, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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    1. Jess Lowenberg-DeBoer, 1996. "Precision Farming and the New Information Technology: Implications for Farm Management, Policy, and Research: Discussion," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 78(5), pages 1281-1284.
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    1. Isik, Murat & Khanna, Madhu, 2002. "Variable-Rate Nitrogen Application Under Uncertainty: Implications For Profitability And Nitrogen Use," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 27(1), pages 1-16, July.
    2. Murat Isik & Madhu Khanna, 2003. "Stochastic Technology, Risk Preferences, and Adoption of Site-Specific Technologies," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 85(2), pages 305-317.
    3. Popp, Jennie S. Hughes & Griffin, Terry W., 2000. "Profitability Of Variable Rate Phosphorus In A Two Crop Rotation," 2000 Annual meeting, July 30-August 2, Tampa, FL 21806, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    4. Bullock, David S. & Lowenberg-DeBoer, Jess & Swinton, Scott M., 2002. "Adding value to spatially managed inputs by understanding site-specific yield response," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, vol. 27(3), pages 233-245, November.

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