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Economic Decisions in Producing Irrigated Grain Sorghum on the Northern High Plains of Texas

Wehrly, J.S. and Sletten, W.H. and Jensen, M.E. (1964) Economic Decisions in Producing Irrigated Grain Sorghum on the Northern High Plains of Texas. Texas A & M University Miscellaneous Publication No. 747. 12 pp.

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Abstract

American farmers have a wealth of research data available to them. Much of the data is concerned with technical problems of increasing yields, improving quality and reducing costs. In nearly all instances the improved practices can be applied by a farmer only at a cost. The farmer must decide if the improvement in output, quality or efficiency is enough to justify the extra cost, or more likely, must decide to what extent these practices should be applied. The extent to which any single agricultural input should be used cannot be determined without considering the use and effect of other inputs and the costs of all inputs and the price of the product. This publication is concerned with the amounts of nitrogen and irrigation water to use in the production of grain sorghum on the Northern High Plains of Texas. There is a strong interacting effect between these two inputs; each is dependent on the presence of the other for much of the yield response from its use. Few studies have attempted to deal with both of these inputs as simultaneous variables.

Item Type: Technical Bulletin
NWISRL Publication Number: 0022
Subjects: Irrigated crops > Sorghum
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:57
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2016 14:25
Item ID: 1142
URI: https://eprints.nwisrl.ars.usda.gov/id/eprint/1142

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