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Title: Socioeconomic Profiles of Early Adopters of Precision Agriculture Technologies
Authors: Daberkow, Stan G.
McBride, William D.
Keywords: Corn farms
Logit analysis
Precision agriculture
Precision farming
Technology adoption
Issue Date: 1998
Abstract: Corn producers are the largest users of cropland and agrichemicals in U.S. agriculture, and represent a major market for precision agriculture technologies. Based on a USDA survey of 950 corn-producing farms, approximately 9% utilized some aspect of precision agriculture for corn production in 1996. A logit analysis indicated that farmers were more likely to adopt precision technologies if they farmed a large number of corn acres, earned a sizable farm income, and had high expected corn yields. The probability of adoption was also higher for farm operators using a computerized farm record system, who were less than 50 years of age, and who relied on crop consultants for information on precision agriculture.
Identifiers: 0738-8950
Institution/Association: Journal of Agribusiness>Volume 16, Number 2, Fall 1998
Total Pages: 18
From Page: 151
To Page: 168
Collections:Volume 16, Number 2, Fall 1998

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