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dc.contributor.advisorPritchett, James G.
dc.contributor.authorDavidson, Carolyn Hathaway
dc.contributor.committeememberKoontz, Stephen R.
dc.contributor.committeememberDavis, Jessica G.
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T04:17:51Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T04:17:51Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.descriptionDepartment Head: Stephen pages Davies.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 85-87).
dc.description.abstractGaseous ammonia emissions from feedlot operations pose serious risks to human and ecosystem health. In particular, nitrogen deposition in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park may be associated with livestock feeding in the western Corn Belt and Colorado. Feedlot operators can implement a variety of Best Management Practices (BMPs) to reduce ammonia emissions. These BMPs vary in effectiveness, simplicity, managerial time, effort and financial capital. Although the ammonia-mitigating potential of various BMPs is well-researched, little research examines the barriers that prevent feedlot operations from adopting these BMPs. This research uses discrete choice modeling to evaluate factors influencing adoption for the average producer as well as subsets of producers. Explanatory variables include farm characteristics as well as operator perceptions of cost, profitability, ease of adoption, and environmental impact. Size of operation and perception of profitability of a given BMP most impact probability of adoption, indicating that cost-sharing programs may assist adoption.
dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.identifier2009_summer_Davidson_AGRE.pdf
dc.identifierETDF2009100001AGRE
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/28672
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relationCatalog record number (MMS ID): 991012184019703361
dc.relationTD887.A66.D385 2009
dc.relation.ispartof2000-2019 - CSU Theses and Dissertations
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dc.subjectdiscrete choice modeling
dc.subjectfeedlot operations
dc.subjectbest management practices
dc.subjectBMP
dc.subjectadoption
dc.subjectgaseous ammonia emissions
dc.subject.lcshAmmonia in animal nutrition -- United States
dc.subject.lcshAcid-forming emissions -- United States
dc.subject.lcshLivestock -- Ecology - United States
dc.subject.lcshFeedlots -- United States
dc.titleFactors influencing the adoption of best management practices for feedlot ammonia emissions
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thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural and Resource Economics
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.S.)


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