Date of Award:

5-1979

Document Type:

Dissertation

Degree Name:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department:

Economics and Finance

Committee Chair(s)

Jay C. Anderson

Committee

Jay C. Anderson

Committee

Basudeb Biswas

Committee

Kenneth Lyon

Committee

Terry Glover

Committee

Bartell Jensen

Committee

Gaylen Ashcroft

Abstract

Corn production data was fitted into a Translog production function. Analysis of the resultant equation was based on what impact irrigation keyed to the crop's phenology would have on yield. A crop product cost function was developed to determine if there is profit (loss) in adapting water application to corn by phenological time period. Reasons for not adapting phenology as a key variable in irrigation include institutional constraints. Without modifying these institutional constrains, adopting the proposed technology may prove prohibitive.

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