Wheat Variety Selection: An Application of Portfolio Theory to Improve Returns

This presentation will report results of research that shows that a portfolio of wheat varieties can enhance profitability and reduce risk over the selection of a single variety. Many Kansas wheat farmers select varieties based on average yield. This study uses portfolio theory from business investment analysis to find the optimal, profit-maximizing and risk-minimizing combination of wheat varieties in Kansas.


Issue Date:
2008
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/37597
Total Pages:
17
Series Statement:
2008 NCCC-134 Conference on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management




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