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dc.contributor.advisorMcCann, Lauraen_US
dc.contributor.authorAli, Sarah
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.submitted2011 Summeren_US
dc.descriptionThe 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.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on October 31, 2011).en_US
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Laura McCannen_US
dc.descriptionVita.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri-Columbia 2011.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Agricultural economics.en_US
dc.description"July 2011"en_US
dc.description.abstractThis 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.extentix, 149 pagesen_US
dc.identifier.otherAliS-071911-D169
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/14186
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofcollection2011 Freely available dissertations (MU)
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2011 Dissertations
dc.subjectenvironmental practicesen_US
dc.subjectmanure testingen_US
dc.subjectfertilizer adoptionen_US
dc.subjectPakistanen_US
dc.titleThree essays on adoption of practices related to the environmenten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural economicseng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US


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