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The Adoption of Reduced Tillage: The Role of Human Capital and Other Variables

  • Rahm, M.
  • Huffman, Wallace

This paper presents a model of adoption behavior and explains differences econometrically in farmers' decisions to adopt reduced-tillage practices and in the efficiency of farmers' adoption decisions. The empirical results, obtained from microdata, show that the probability of adopting reduced tillage in corn enterprises differs widely across farms and depends on soil characteristics, cropping systems, and size of farming operation. The results also show that farmers' schooling enhances the efficiency of the adoption decision.

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Paper provided by Iowa State University, Department of Economics in its series Staff General Research Papers with number 10977.

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Date of creation: 01 Nov 1984
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Publication status: Published in American Journal of Agricultural Economics, November 1984, no. 66, pp. 405-413
Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:10977
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