Potential Farmer Adoption of High Available Phosphorus Corn over a Three-year Period

Corn containing high levels of available phosphorus (HAP) allows poultry to use more of the phosphorus they consume and could potentially reduce contamination of water from run-off. This study uses a conjoint analysis survey of Delmarva corn growers to model adoption of hypothetical HAP varieties over a three-year period. An optimal variety has a low technology fee and yield drag and a high harvest premium. Adoption of HAP corn increases during the period although growers’ tolerance of technology fees and yield drags diminishes over time. Adoption is further affected by farm size, farmer age, and the portion of income from corn.


Issue Date:
2015-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/225655
Published in:
Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Volume 44, Number 3
Page range:
214-232
Total Pages:
19




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