Changes in Producers’ Perceptions of Within-Field Yield Variability after Adoption of Cotton Yield Monitors

This article investigates how information from cotton yield monitors influences the perceptions of within-field yield variability of cotton producers. Using yield distribution modeling techniques and survey data from cotton producers in 11 southeastern states, we find that cotton farmers who responded to the survey tend to underestimate within-field yield variability (by approximately 5–18%) when not using site-specific yield monitor information. Results further indicate that surveyed cotton farmers who responded to a specific question about yield monitors place a value of approximately $20/acre/year (on average) on the additional information about within-field yield variability that the yield monitor technology provides.


Editor(s):
Marchant, Mary A.
Bosch, Darrell J.
Issue Date:
2013-05
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/149093
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 45, Number 2
Page range:
295-312
Total Pages:
18
JEL Codes:
Q12; Q16




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