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  • Maintaining Soil Productivity in Irrigated Cotton Production in the Texas High Plains 

    Owens, T.R.; Segarra, Eduardo; Johnson, Jason (2010-05-05)
    The retention of soil productivity is a genuine facet of sustainable agriculture and an essential issue for producers and land owners. The objective of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity of the optimal decision ...
  • Market Values of Fiber Properties in Southeastern Textile Mills 

    Ethridge, Don E.; Neeper, Jarral T; Hembree, Joel F. (Textile Research Institute, 1986-02-02)
    Effects of fiber properties (length, length uniformity, strength, micronaire, white, yellow, and trash content) on U.S. mill prices of cotton were estimated. USDA data on fiber properties and mill prices on cottons from ...
  • A Markov Chain Analysis of Structural Changes in TexasHigh Plains Cotton Ginning Industry 

    Myers, David M.; Roy, Sujit K.; Ethridge, Don E. (Southern Agricultural Economics Association, 1985-12)
    Markov chain analysis of changes in the number and size of cotton gin firms in West Texas was conducted assuming stationary and non-stationary transition probabilities. Projections of industry structure were made to 1999 ...
  • Maximizing Net Producer Returns to Gin Lint Cleaning 

    Barker, Gary; Bennett, Blake K.; Misra, Sukant K.; Nelson, Jeannie (2010-05-05)
    This study examined the simulated net returns to gin lint cleaning in the Southern High Plains of Texas during the 1993, 1994, and 1995 crop years to determine the optimum number of lint cleanings in the gin plant. Net ...
  • Maximizing Net Returns to Gin Lint Cleaning of Stripper-Harvested Cotton 

    Bergan, D.L; Barker, G.L; Ethridge, Don E. (American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 1995)
    Too much foreign matter in cotton lint lowers the value of the harvested crop. while overcleaning can damage the cotton fibers and reduce the total amount of material sold. Removal of foreign matter is usually accompanied ...
  • Measuring Competition for Textiles: Does the United States Make the Grade? 

    Lyford, Conrad; Welch, Mark (International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 2007)
    Increasing competition from foreign manufacturers threatens the viability of textile producers in the United States. This paper evaluates the U.S. competitive position in the cotton yarn segment using established quantifiable ...
  • Minimizing Farm-to-Mill Cleaning Cost for Irrigated and Dryland Cotton 

    Misra, Sukant K.; Bennett, Blake K. (2010-05-05)
    By employing survey and simulation techniques, this research identifies the least cost cleaning configurations across the harvesting, ginning, and textile mill stages of cotton processing. Given the standard textile ...
  • Minimizing Farm-to-Mill Cotton Cleaning Cost 

    Misra, Sukant K.; Bennett, Blake K. (Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 1997-12)
    This study focuses on least-cost farm-to-mill cotton cleaning configurations employing survey. regression, and simulation techniques. The resulting least-cost cotton cleaning configurations, employing standard textile ...
  • A Model for Cotton Variety Selection with Yield and Quality Considerations 

    Moore, Mark; Sudderth, Randy; Ethridge, Don (National Cotton Council of America, 1983)
    Researchers associated with development and testing of cotton varieties, as well as farmers themselves, are often unsure about the relative profitability of the various cotton varieties because the value of production is ...
  • Multidimensional Quality Attributes and Input in Cotton 

    Bronson, Kevin; Segarra, Eduardo; Wang, Chenggang; Zhao, Shiliang (2010)
    This paper uses an ordered logit model to examine the relationship between lint attributes and water and nitrogen inputs in cotton production. The ordered logit model is used because lint attributes are valued by grade and ...
  • Multispectral Reflectance of Cotton Related to Plant Growth, Soil Water and Texture, and Site Elevation 

    Segarra, Eduardo; Bronson, Kevin F.; Wilson, L. Ted; Booker, Jill; Barnes, Edward M.; Lacano, Robert J.; Li, Hong (The American Society of Agronomy, 2001)
    Radiometric data can be useful to determine the impact of field heterogeneity, irrigation, and fertilization on plant water and N use. A 2-yr (1998-1999) study was conducted on the South Texas High Plains to investigate ...
  • New Developments in USDA's Cotton Grading and Market News 

    Ethridge, Don; Dickson, Paul R. (National Cotton Council of America, 1979)
    New approaches are being developed to improve the system for delivering cotton quality and market price information to the cotton industry. These include computerization of quality information, expanded use of market price ...
  • Nitrogen Carry-over Impacts in Irrigated Cotton Production, Southern High Plains of Texas 

    Onken, Arthur B.; Deussen, Curtis R.; Ethridge, Don E.; Segarra, Eduardo (Western Agricultural Economics Association, 1989-12)
    A dynamic optimization model which introduces an intertemporal nitrate-nitrogen residual function is used to derive and evaluate nitrogen fertilizer optimal decision rules for irrigated cotton production in the Southern ...
  • An Objective System for Cotton Price Discovery 

    Engels, Carlos; Hudson, Darren; Ethridge, Don E.; Brown, Jeff E. (National Cotton Council of America, 1994)
    An automated price reporting system using computer technology and hedonic price theory is used to estimate daily cotton market prices, premiums, and discounts. This objective approach for reporting cotton market prices was ...
  • Ogallala Aquifer Depletion: Economic Impact on the Texas High Plains 

    Segarra, Eduardo; Johnson, Phillip N.; Terrell, Bonnie L. (Elsevier, 2002)
    The impacts of the depletion of the Ogallala aquifer on the economy of the Southern High Plains of Texas were estimated by predicting future cropping patterns over a 30-year time horizon as the saturated thickness of the ...
  • On the Economics of Cotton Conservation Tillage with Low Energy Precision Application Irrigation 

    Lyle, William M.; Segarra, Eduardo; Triplett, Charley M. (National Cotton Council of America, 1992)
    This study determines whether a conservation tillage system with low energy precision application (LEPA) irrigation is a viable economic alternative for cotton producers on the Texas Southern High Plains. It was found that ...
  • Optimal Levels of Irrigation Water and Nitrogen Use in Cotton Production 

    Segarra, Eduardo (National Cotton Council of America, 1993)
    A dynamic optimization model which introduces an intertemporal nitrate-nitrogen fertilizer and irrigation water optimal decision rules for cotton production in the South High Plains of Texas. The results indicate that ...
  • Optimal Structure of the Ginning Industry in the Southern High Plains of Texas 

    Segarra, Eduardo; McPeek, Brent; Misra, Sukant (Review of Agricultural Economics, 2000)
    This study addresses the optimal structure of the cotton ginning industry in the Southern High Plains of Texas, assuming a monopolistically competitive market structure. Employing survey, regression, simulation, and ...
  • Optimizing Nitrogen Use in Cotton Production 

    Segarra, Eduardo (The Society for Computer Simulation, 1989)
    This paper presents a dynamic optimization model used to derive nitrogen fertilizer optimal decision rules for irrigated cotton production in the Southern High Plains of Texas. Components of the dynamic optimization model ...