Value of Reducing Temporal Input Nonuniformities (The)
The producer value of reducing temporal uncertainty concerning the level of soil nitrate is estimated for corn production in Iowa. The reduction in uncertainty is obtained through use of a late-spring nitrate test. Parametric representations of conditional densities of soil nitrates are used along with an estimated production function to estimate optimal nitrogen fertilizer applications under both uncertainty and certainty for a representative risk-neutral Iowa corn farm. Results indicate that decreasing uncertainty could reduce average fertilizer applications by up to 38 percent and that producer returns could be increased by up to $22.08/acre.
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|Date of creation:||01 Jan 1992|
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|Publication status:||Published in Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 1992, vol. 17, pp. 335-347|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Iowa State University, Dept. of Economics, 260 Heady Hall, Ames, IA 50011-1070|
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