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dc.contributor.advisorNovak, James
dc.contributor.advisorWorosz, Michelle
dc.contributor.advisorFields, Deacue, III
dc.contributor.authorPrevatt, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-14T19:05:56Z
dc.date.available2013-05-14T19:05:56Z
dc.date.issued2013-05-14
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10415/3644
dc.description.abstractThis study seeks to determine whether the sod-based rotation system provides farmers with a system that outperforms the traditional production system with respect to returns and risk. If the sod-based rotation system is not found to be a lower risk, higher return production system, then we want to determine which rotation is the optimal system to be adopted by farmers in the Wiregrass region. A Target MOTAD model was developed for this study to evaluate the return-risk relationships of seven enterprises for the Wiregrass Region of Alabama. The enterprises selected by the model were rain-fed traditional peanut-cotton rotation with government payments, irrigated land rented out, rain-fed land rented out, and the irrigated traditional peanut-cotton rotation. The sod-based rotation produces slightly more risk and less returns than the irrigated traditional peanut-cotton rotation for producers. The best use of land in the Wiregrass is the rain-fed traditional peanut-cotton rotation with government payments.en_US
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dc.subjectAgricultural Economics and Rural Sociologyen_US
dc.titleA Return-Risk Analysis of Traditional Row Crop and Sod-Based Rotations in the Wiregrass Region of Alabamaen_US
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dc.embargo.lengthNO_RESTRICTIONen_US
dc.embargo.statusNOT_EMBARGOEDen_US


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