The effects of pricing policies on water conservation and drainage

Caswell, Margriet; Lichtenberg, Erik
November 1990
American Journal of Agricultural Economics;Nov90, Vol. 72 Issue 4, p883
Academic Journal
Introduces a general model of adoption of input-conserving technologies by competitive firms using drip irrigation as an example. Aspects of the model; Technology selection by the profit-maximizing firm; Comparison of yields and water use under traditional and modern technology; Case study of California's San Joaquin Valley as illustrative example.


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