CROP-WATER PRODUCTION FUNCTIONS: ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS FOR COLORADO

Crop-water production functions are estimated for corn, soybeans, and sugar beets grown in Colorado with two irrigation efficiency levels. Farmers with high-cost water can conserve water and increase profits by applying profit- rather than yield-maximizing water quantities if crop prices are low. Application efficiencies. have a greater effect on profits at high water costs, but a greater effect on water use at low water costs.. Water supply restrictionsof 10 percent or less have a small effect on farm profits. Farmers should .maintain full Acreage in production and reduce water, applications per acre.for maximum profits under water supply restrictions of 20 percent or less.


Issue Date:
1984-06
Publication Type:
Report
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Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/277591
Language:
English
Total Pages:
24
Series Statement:
AGES 840427




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