Input Substitution in Irrigated Agriculture in the High Plains of Texas, 1970-80

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This article discusses input substitution in irrigated agriculture in the high plains of Texas.

Creator(s): Nieswiadomy, Michael L.
Creation Date: July 1988
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UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Nieswiadomy, Michael L.

University of North Texas

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Place of Publication: [Milwaukee, Wisconsin]
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  • Creation: July 1988
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This article discusses input substitution in irrigated agriculture in the high plains of Texas.

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Department: Economics
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Abstract: The adaptability of irrigated agriculture in the High Plains region of Texas in the 1970-80 period is analyzed by estimating Allen partial elasticities of substitution for five key inputs (water, labor, center pivot, furrow, and wheel roll systems) used to produce two crops (cotton and grain sorghum). The results indicate that farmers have adapted to changes in a manner generally consistent with prior expectations concerning complementarity and substitutability among inputs. The output-constant price elasticity of water demand was statistically significant but relatively small (-.25).

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8 p.

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Keyword(s): elasticity of substitutions | irrigation technologies | pump costs | Texas
Source: Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1988, Milwaukee: Western Agricultural Economics Association
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UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Access: Public
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Publication Title: Western Journal of Agricultural Economics
Volume: 13
Issue: 1
Page Start: 63
Page End: 70
Peer Reviewed: Yes