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Precision Farming In Irrigated Corn Production: An Economic Perspective

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  • Watson, Susan
  • Segarra, Eduardo
  • Machado, Stephen
  • Bynum, Edsel
  • Archer, Thomas
  • Bronson, Kevin

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A dynamic optimization model is used to assess the profitability of precision and whole-field farming in corn production. Yield, on the average, was higher under whole-field farming practices, while net present value of returns was higher under precision farming, on the average, by 7.41% and 8.15%, respectively.

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  • Watson, Susan & Segarra, Eduardo & Machado, Stephen & Bynum, Edsel & Archer, Thomas & Bronson, Kevin, 2003. "Precision Farming In Irrigated Corn Production: An Economic Perspective," 2003 Annual Meeting, February 1-5, 2003, Mobile, Alabama 35053, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saeatm:35053
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    1. Takács-György, Katalin, 3. "Chemical Use In Crop Production – Can It Be Reduced By New Technologies?," Roczniki (Annals), Polish Association of Agricultural Economists and Agribusiness - Stowarzyszenie Ekonomistow Rolnictwa e Agrobiznesu (SERiA), issue 3.

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