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Main Title Economic Analysis of Irrigation Systems Applicalbe to the Northern Plains.
Author Ros, Gordon D. ; Aanderu, Wallace ;
CORP Author South Dakota State Univ., Brookings. Water Resources Inst.
Year Published 1973
Report Number DI-14-01-0001-1946; OWRR-B-009-SDAK; 04634,; B-009-SDAK(2)
Stock Number PB-214 487
Additional Subjects ( Sprinkler irrigation ; Economic analysis) ; Simulation ; Dry farming ; Irrigated land ; Labor estimates ; Water supply ; Capital ; Linear programming ; Correlation techniques ; South Dakota ; Great Plains
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-214 487 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 135p
Linear programming was used to examine the effects of irrigation on a simulated representative farm firm in the Eastern Missouri Slope Area of South Dakota. Comparisons were made between dryland farming and irrigation with three types of sprinkler irrigation systems under varying degrees of labor and capital restrictions. The three types of systems were selected to provide a range of capital and labor intensity. Labor and capital restrictions were developed to reflect conditions in the selected geographical area. Results indicated that irrigation would be profitable in the area. In all cases, however, the system yielding the greatest net returns was the system with the highest labor requirements. (Author)