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dc.contributor.authorPlattner, Kristy Jean
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T16:22:02Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T16:22:02Z
dc.date.issued2008-12
dc.identifier.otherplattner_kristy_j_200812_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/plattner_kristy_j_200812_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/25281
dc.description.abstractThe research provides agronomic and economic production information on organic blueberry. The profitability of organic rabbiteye blueberry production in Georgia was investigated to determine which of four distinct production technologies were most economically efficient. Enterprise budgets were utilized to determine cost, revenues and net returns of pine bark, pine straw, ground cover and non-mulched organic mulch production methods over a seven year period. Enterprise budget data was utilized to develop second-degree stochastic dominance analysis aimed at determining risk-rated economic efficient preferred system. The analysis ranked each method by most to least preferred alternative after comparing net returns, yields and revenues. The results depict that under low risk aversion, pine bark was the most preferred production system for net returns. A sensitivity analysis was generated to determine net returns behavior vis-à-vis percentage change in price and yield.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectOrganic Agriculture, Blueberry, Enterprise Budget, Stochastic Dominance, Sensitivity Analysis
dc.titleEconomic evaluation of organic rabbiteye blueberry production in south Georgia
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentAgricultural and Applied Economics
dc.description.majorEnvironmental Economics
dc.description.advisorEsendugue Fonsah
dc.description.committeeEsendugue Fonsah
dc.description.committeeGerard Krewer
dc.description.committeeCesar Escalante


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