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- Main Title Input Substitution in Irrigated Agriculture in the High Plains of Texas, 1970-80
Author: Nieswiadomy, Michael L.Creator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas
Name: Western Agricultural Economics AssociationPlace of Publication: [Milwaukee, Wisconsin]
- Creation: 1988-07
- Content Description: This article discusses input substitution in irrigated agriculture in the high plains of Texas.
- Physical Description: 8 p.
- Keyword: elasticity of substitutions
- Keyword: irrigation technologies
- Keyword: pump costs
- Keyword: Texas
- Journal: Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1988, Milwaukee: Western Agricultural Economics Association
- Publication Title: Western Journal of Agricultural Economics
- Volume: 13
- Issue: 1
- Page Start: 63
- Page End: 70
- Peer Reviewed: True
Name: UNT Scholarly WorksCode: UNTSW
Name: UNT College of Arts and SciencesCode: UNTCAS
- Rights Access: public
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc71788
- Academic Department: Economics
- Display Note: 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).