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This report presents estimated irrigation costs for potato production in Maine. The variability of the weather in Maine (particularly precipitation) has a large influence on crop yields and overall farm profitability. The use of supplemental irrigation on high-value agricultural crops can improve the economic situation of farmers who use this equipment efficiently. Costs considered in this report include capital costs (equipment, interest, water development (pond construction, permitting, engineering), and operating and maintenance costs (labor, power, repair).

Document Type

Article

ISSN

1070-1524

Volume

205

Publication Date

6-1-2011

Publisher

Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station

City

Orono

Keywords

potatoes, irrigation

Disciplines

Agricultural Economics

TB205: Cost of Supplemental Irrigation for Potato Production in Maine

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