Precision Agriculture Technology Adoption for Cotton Production
Kenneth W. Paxton,
Ashok Mishra (),
James Larson (),
Roland Roberts (),
Dayton Lambert (),
Sherry Larkin (),
Jeanne M. Reeves and
Steven W. Martin
No 56486, 2010 Annual Meeting, February 6-9, 2010, Orlando, Florida from Southern Agricultural Economics Association
Many studies on the adoption of precision technologies have generally used logit models to explain the adoption behavior of individuals. This study investigates factors affecting the number of specific types of precision agriculture technologies adopted by cotton farmers. Particular attention is given to the influence of spatial yield variability on the number of precision farming technologies adopted, using a Count data estimation procedure and farm-level data. Results indicate that farmers with more within-field yield variability adopted a larger number of precision agriculture technologies. Younger and better educated producers and the number of precision agriculture technologies were significantly correlated. Finally, farmers using computers for management decisions also adopted a larger number of precision agriculture technologies.
Keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy; Farm Management; Labor and Human Capital; Land Economics/Use; Productivity Analysis; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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