An economic analysis of wheat variety selection in Kansas, 1990-2016

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dc.contributor.author He, Jiajing
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-10T14:20:03Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-10T14:20:03Z
dc.date.issued 2017-12-01 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/38187
dc.description.abstract From 1990 to 2016, the Kansas wheat varieties with milling and baking quality rated as “Less Desirable” accounted for 22% of all wheat acres planted, compared with 36% during the period 1974 to 1993. Thus, wheat producers have selected wheat varieties with lower end-use quality over time. Regression analysis was used to identify and quantify the determinants of planted wheat varieties in Kansas over the time period 1990 to 2016. The results show that Kansas wheat producers make variety decisions primarily based on relative yield and previously planted varieties. Wheat producers also consider the end-use qualities on test weight and milling and baking quality. There were more varieties planted in 1990-2016 than during the 1974-1993 period, and producers have planted with a greater emphasis on yield than other production characteristics. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Wheat en_US
dc.subject Wheat variety selection en_US
dc.title An economic analysis of wheat variety selection in Kansas, 1990-2016 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Agricultural Economics en_US
dc.description.advisor Andrew P. Barkley en_US
dc.date.published 2017 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth December en_US


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