Effects of Site-Specific Management on the Application of Agricultural Inputs

Site-specific management of inputs in agricultural production is receiving increasing attention because of new technologies and concerns about excessive input use. This paper provides a microeconomic analysis of its implications. It shows that profit decreases with an increase in the variability of input requirements, but that the input and production effects can be quite complicated. The effects of moving from uncertainty about input requirements to variable requirements are also identified. An empirical study of nitrogen fertilization suggests that sitespecific management may reduce input use substantially, but the production and profitability impacts may not be large.


Issue Date:
1996
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/18521
Total Pages:
30
Series Statement:
CARD Working Paper 96-WP 156




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