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Economics of the Greenseeder Hand Planter

Economics of the Greenseeder Hand Planter AbbreviationsANOVAanalysis of varianceDIRTI‐5depreciation, interest, rent, repairs, taxes, and insuranceFAOFood and Agriculture OrganizationGHPGreenseeder hand planterJDPJohn Deere planterMLEmaximum likelihood estimationOSUOklahoma State UniversityREMLresidual maximum likelihood estimationSSPstick seeder planterSSAsub‐Saharan AfricaZNFUZambian National Farmers’ UnionCorn (Zea mays L.) is one of the most cultivated crops in the world. Corn originated from Mesoamerica and its production has spread throughout the world. Corn can be grown over a wide range of altitudes and latitudes (Shiferaw et al., 2011). Plant breeders have developed varieties that grow well under different biophysical environments. Thus, global corn production has increased over the years. Between 1961 and 2010, area allocated to corn production increased by more than 50% with about 73% of this growth in developing countries (Shiferaw et al., 2011). In 2010, corn was planted on about 73, 44, and 46% of the cultivated land in Africa, Latin America, and South Asia, respectively (Shiferaw et al., 2011) and on 35 million US hectares (USDA, 2016).Although demand for corn in developing countries remains high (Borlaug, 2007; Shiferaw et al., 2011), its yields in developing countries are lower than in developed countries (Cairns et al., 2013; Chim et al., 2014). For example, since 1961 corn yields in the top five corn‐producing countries in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png "Agrosystems, Geosciences & Environment" Wiley

Economics of the Greenseeder Hand Planter

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Wiley
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© American Society of Agronomy
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2639-6696
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10.2134/age2018.11.0056
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AbbreviationsANOVAanalysis of varianceDIRTI‐5depreciation, interest, rent, repairs, taxes, and insuranceFAOFood and Agriculture OrganizationGHPGreenseeder hand planterJDPJohn Deere planterMLEmaximum likelihood estimationOSUOklahoma State UniversityREMLresidual maximum likelihood estimationSSPstick seeder planterSSAsub‐Saharan AfricaZNFUZambian National Farmers’ UnionCorn (Zea mays L.) is one of the most cultivated crops in the world. Corn originated from Mesoamerica and its production has spread throughout the world. Corn can be grown over a wide range of altitudes and latitudes (Shiferaw et al., 2011). Plant breeders have developed varieties that grow well under different biophysical environments. Thus, global corn production has increased over the years. Between 1961 and 2010, area allocated to corn production increased by more than 50% with about 73% of this growth in developing countries (Shiferaw et al., 2011). In 2010, corn was planted on about 73, 44, and 46% of the cultivated land in Africa, Latin America, and South Asia, respectively (Shiferaw et al., 2011) and on 35 million US hectares (USDA, 2016).Although demand for corn in developing countries remains high (Borlaug, 2007; Shiferaw et al., 2011), its yields in developing countries are lower than in developed countries (Cairns et al., 2013; Chim et al., 2014). For example, since 1961 corn yields in the top five corn‐producing countries in

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"Agrosystems, Geosciences & Environment"Wiley

Published: Jan 1, 2019

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