Agricultural Water Demand and the Gains from Precision Irrigation Technology

Karina Schoengold, David L. Sunding and Georgina Moreno

from ARE Update Vol. 7, No. 5, May/June, 2004

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Abstract

This paper estimates the parameters of agricultural water demand. Estimation results indicate that water use is responsive to changes in the price of water. The estimation results also find that the water savings from investment in precision irrigation technology vary widely by crop, but can be as high as 50 percent.

Keywords

price, precision, water, demand, irrigation, allocation, management, technology, saving, investment

Citation

Karina Schoengold, David L. Sunding and Georgina Moreno. "Agricultural Water Demand and the Gains from Precision Irrigation Technology." ARE Update 7(5)(2004):5-7. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
http://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2004/7/5/agricultural-water-demand/