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Title: Effects of the Boll Weevil Eradication Program on Alabama Cotton Farms
Authors: Duffy, Patricia A.
Cain, Danny L.
Young, George J.
Wetzstein, Michael E.
Keywords: Boll Weevil Eradication program
Cotton farms
Decision models
Issue Date: 1994
Abstract: Five-year, 0-1 mixed integer programming models of two representative Alabama farms were developed for analyzing the effects of the Boll Weevil Eradication (BWE) program on farm program participation and crop-mix decisions by Alabama cotton farmers. In previous research the BWE program was found to increase yields by approximately 100 pounds per acre in Georgia and southern Alabama where the program has been in effect for several years. In this study, these increased yields are shown to be an important factor contributing to the expanded cotton acreage in southern Alabama. For northern Alabama, gains to producers are also possible, but not to the extent realized in the southern part of the state.
Identifiers: 0738-8950
Institution/Association: Journal of Agribusiness>Volume 12, Number 1, Spring 1994
Total Pages: 14
From Page: 1
To Page: 14
Collections:Volume 12, Number 1, Spring 1994

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