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000031159 245__ $$aSEQUENTIAL STOCHASTIC PRODUCTION DECISIONS FOR A PERENNIAL CROP:  THE YIELD/QUALITY TRADEOFF FOR ALFALFA HAY
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000031159 520__ $$aThe "optimal cutting schedule" for alfalfa hay is described as a function of the trade-off between rising yield and falling quality of alfalfa over time and the local market prices being offered for different qualities of hay during the harvest season.  Field test results quantify the yield/quality tradeoff for a California case study.  A general decision rule is then derived to assist growers in making cutting decisions during a season.  Finally, the optimal cutting schedule is shown to be the sum of sequential decisions for cuttings throughout the harvest season, with no schedule being best a priori.
000031159 650__ $$aCrop Production/Industries
000031159 700__ $$aBlank, Steven C.
000031159 700__ $$aOrloff, Steve B.
000031159 700__ $$aPutnam, Daniel H.
000031159 773__ $$dJuly 2001$$jVolume 26$$kNumber 1$$o211$$q195$$tJournal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
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000031159 982__ $$gJournal of Agricultural and Resource Economics>Volume 26, Number 01, July 2001
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