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Linear Response Stochastic Plateau Functions


  • Tembo, Gelson
  • Brorsen, B. Wade
  • Epplin, Francis M.


A method of estimating a linear response stochastic plateau function is developed and used to determine optimal levels of nitrogen fertilization for wheat. Under the stochastic plateau model, optimizing behavior implies different nitrogen levels than the linear plateau model, depending on the output/input price ratio relative to a threshold level.

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  • Tembo, Gelson & Brorsen, B. Wade & Epplin, Francis M., 2003. "Linear Response Stochastic Plateau Functions," 2003 Annual Meeting, February 1-5, 2003, Mobile, Alabama 35217, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saeatm:35217

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    1. Roberts, David C. & Brorsen, B. Wade & Raun, William R. & Solie, John B., 2008. "The Value of Regional Annual Nitrogen Needs Information for Wheat Producers in Oklahoma," 2008 Annual Meeting, February 2-6, 2008, Dallas, Texas 6734, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    2. Brorsen, B. Wade, 2013. "Using Bayesian Estimation and Decision Theory to Determine the Optimal Level of Nitrogen in Cotton," 2013 Annual Meeting, February 2-5, 2013, Orlando, Florida 142951, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.

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