Selecting the Cultivation Pattern based on Economic Value of Water in Gotvand Township, Iran

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Assistant Professor, Shoushtar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shoushtar, Iran

Abstract

Considering Iran geographical location, water is the most limited factor in agriculture section. Therefore, it would be logical to consider water as one of the most significant criteria in selection of cultivation model. The purpose of this study is assigning cultivation pattern based on economic value of water in Gotvand Township in agronomic year 2008-2009. So it was necessary to computes the water production value in producing important crops such as wheat, barley, corn, potato and water melon. To get objectives production function method was applied. Also different form of production forms such as Translog, Leonteaf and Quadratic estimated.
The results show that the economic value of each m3 water in the products ranges between Rls.228 to Rls.411. based on the results, corn, wheat, tomato, malt and water melon have respectively priority in regional cultivation. [Mohammad Aghapour Sabbagi. Selecting the Cultivation pattern based on Economic value of Water in Gotvand Township, Iran. International Journal of Agricultural Science, Research and Technology, 2011; 1(1):27-31].

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