MICROECONOMIC EFFECTS OF REDUCED YIELD VARIABILITY CULTIVARS OF SOYBEANS AND WHEAT

Economic analysis was conducted on hypothetical agronomic research on new crop cultivars for Arkansas dryland soybean and wheat producers. In relation to farmersÂ’ attitudes toward risk, the microeconomic effects and level of adoption of yield variability reducing cultivars were analyzed utilizing a production management decision-making model formulated with mathematical programming techniques. The study indicated that negative covariance between crops continues to be an effective means of reducing production risk associated with yield variability. However, under varying circumstances, agronomic research on the breeding of new soybean and wheat cultivars with reduced yield variability is worthwhile if there is only slight concurrent reduction in expected yields.


Issue Date:
1992-07
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/30381
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/30381
Published in:
Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 24, Number 1
Page range:
121-133
Total Pages:
13




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