DETERMINANTS OF IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGY CHOICE

Two discrete choice models relate the probability of choosing two water-saving irrigation technologies - —sprinkler and tailwater recovery pits- —to the underlying physical and economic attributes of the farming using a national cross section of farm level data. The results show that small farm size, high water or labor costs, and soils with low water-holding capacity increase the likelihood of adopting sprinkler irrigation. For gravity irrigators, large farms, high water costs, and solid with high water-holding capacity increase the probability of recirculating field runoff. In both models soil characteristics and, to a lesser extent, climate dominate the selection probabilities.


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Issue Date:
1990-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/32069
Published in:
Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 15, Number 2
Page range:
163-174
Total Pages:
12




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