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

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Title

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

Creator

  • Author: Nieswiadomy, Michael L.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas

Publisher

  • Name: Western Agricultural Economics Association
    Place of Publication: [Milwaukee, Wisconsin]

Date

  • Creation: 1988-07

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: This article discusses input substitution in irrigated agriculture in the high plains of Texas.
  • Physical Description: 8 p.

Subject

  • Keyword: elasticity of substitutions
  • Keyword: irrigation technologies
  • Keyword: pump costs
  • Keyword: Texas

Source

  • Journal: Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1988, Milwaukee: Western Agricultural Economics Association

Citation

  • Publication Title: Western Journal of Agricultural Economics
  • Volume: 13
  • Issue: 1
  • Page Start: 63
  • Page End: 70
  • Peer Reviewed: True

Collection

  • Name: UNT Scholarly Works
    Code: UNTSW

Institution

  • Name: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
    Code: UNTCAS

Rights

  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Article

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc71788

Degree

  • Academic Department: Economics

Note

  • 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).