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Three essays on adoption of practices related to the environment

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dc.contributor.advisor McCann, Laura en_US
dc.contributor.author Ali, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-16T20:41:29Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-16T20:41:29Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.date.submitted 2011 Summer en_US
dc.identifier.other AliS-071911-D169
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/14186
dc.description The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on October 31, 2011). en_US
dc.description Thesis advisor: Dr. Laura McCann en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Ph. D. University of Missouri-Columbia 2011. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Agricultural economics. en_US
dc.description "July 2011" en_US
dc.description.abstract This dissertation consists of three essays related to the adoption of technology. The first essay is about the adoption of manure best management practices (BMPs) such as manure testing. A data set from 2006 of U.S. farmers from the states of Missouri and Iowa was used to ask farmers questions about farming practices and other environmental practices. The innovation was that this paper examined factors that affect manure testing for manure transported off the farm. The second essay dealt with farmers in the district of Mardan in the Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan, who were asked questions in the fall of 2009 about their use of fertilizer and manure and how they applied it to their crops. The purpose of the essay was to analyze the factors that affect the adoption of phosphorous fertilizer. Finally, the third essay used 2007 data from a CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll to analyze the factors that affect U.S. consumers' adoption of environmental practices such as recycling, mass transit, and the purchase of compact florescent light bulbs. The analysis of these three environmental practices has helped to show the characteristics of different agents in terms of their adoption choices. Livestock producers in the U.S., Pakistan, and consumers in the U.S. are all driven by a unique set of factors within their environment that influence their decisions. en_US
dc.format.extent ix, 149 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.subject environmental practices en_US
dc.subject manure testing en_US
dc.subject fertilizer adoption en_US
dc.subject Pakistan en_US
dc.title Three essays on adoption of practices related to the environment en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Agricultural economics en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ph. D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2011 Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartofcollection 2011 Freely available dissertations (MU)


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