BIOPHYSICAL SIMULATION IN SUPPORT OF CROP PRODUCTION DECISIONS: A CASE STUDY IN THE BLACKLANDS REGION OF TEXAS

Economic feasibility of Texas Blacklands corn production in relation to sorghum, wheat, and cotton is studied. Biophysical simulation generated yield data are integrated with an economic decision model using quadratic programming. Given the various scenarios analyzed, corn is economically feasible for the Blacklands. A crop mix of half corn and half cotton production is selected under risk neutrality with wheat entering if risk aversion is present. Corn and grain sorghum production are highly substitutable. Profit effects attributed to changing corn planting dates are more pronounced than profit changes resulting from altering corn population or maturity class.


Issue Date:
1989-07
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/30189
Published in:
Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 21, Number 1
Page range:
73-86
Total Pages:
14




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