THE EFFECT OF SPATIAL VARIABILITY OF IRRIGATION APPLICATIONS ON RISK-EFFICIENT IRRIGATION STRATEGIES

The effect of irrigation system uniformity on the selection of risk-efficient irrigation strategies is evaluated using crop simulation and stochastic dominance procedures. Alternative strategies are evaluated under assumptions of both uniform and non-uniform application. Results indicate that the variability of net returns resulting from the employment of a specified schedule increases when irrigation uniformity is explicitly represented. Solutions derived using economic efficiency and stochastic dominance criteria indicate that the uniformity with which irrigations are applied contributes to the application of water-intensive irrigation schedules.


Issue Date:
1988-07
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/29715
Published in:
Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 20, Number 1
Page range:
77-86
Total Pages:
10




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