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Advancements in irrigation technologyhave increased water use efficiency. However, producers can be reluctantto convert to a more efficient irrigation system when the initial investmentcosts are high. This study examines the economic feasibility of replacing lowenergy precision application (LEPA) center pivot sprinkler irrigation with subsurface drip irrigation (SDI). Specifically, the changes in net investment, variable costs, and total costs related to the conversion of irrigation systems are estimated. Then, these costs are used to evaluate the necessary increase in crop yields with a SDI system under alternative crop scenarios for conversion to be economically feasible.

Subject(s): Agricultural and Food Policy

Issue Date: 2016

Publication Type: Journal Article

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/236655 Published in: Journal of the ASFMRA (American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers) Page range: 77-88

Total Pages: 12

Record appears in: American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers > Journal of the ASFMRA





Author: Guerrero, Bridget ; Amosson, Steve ; Almas, Lal ; Marek, Thomas ; Porter, Dana

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/236655?ln=en



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