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Steady-State Solutions to Soil Salinity Optimization Problems

Kieth C. Knapp

No 278632, 1985 Annual Meeting, August 4-7, Ames, Iowa from American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association)

Abstract: This paper is concerned with the profit-maximizing choice of water quantities given the choice of crop and water quality but taking into account the dynamics of salt accumulation over time. The optimization model formulated in this paper is based on a detailed representation of the salt transport process in soils but it assumes known or average rainfall levels. Optimal water quantities and soil salinities in steady state were calculated for navel oranges in two areas of California. Water applications sufficient to maintain maximum yields were found to be optimal in many cases.

Keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy; Environmental Economics and Policy; Land Economics/Use (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 7
Date: 1985-08
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.278632

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