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Unpublished Paper
Economic analysis of variable rate management for corn and soybean systems
Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports
  • William D. Batchelor, Iowa State University
  • Bruce A. Babcock, Iowa State University
  • Alfred M. Blackmer, Iowa State University
  • Richard M. Cruse, Iowa State University
  • Thomas S. Colvin, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Ramesh S. Kanwar, Iowa State University
  • U. Sunday Tim, Iowa State University
Project ID
What is the potential payoff for farmers moving from traditional whole-field management or integrated crop management to precision farming? Using computer models, the investigators sought to analyze how inputs can be applied at optimal rates variably across a field in order to match inputs with crop needs. Over the long term, only modest increases were shown in gross returns from these practices. However, gross returns for individual years can be substantial.
Principal Investigator(s)
William D. Batchelor
Bruce Babcock, Alfred Blackmer, Rick Cruse, Tom Colvin, Ramesh Kanwar, Sunday Tim
Year of Grant Completion
Citation Information
William D. Batchelor, Bruce A. Babcock, Alfred M. Blackmer, Richard M. Cruse, et al.. "Economic analysis of variable rate management for corn and soybean systems" (2000)
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