Revista de Economia e Sociologia Rural
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Revista de Economia e Sociologia Rural
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DETERMINANTS FOR THE ADOPTION OF SOYBEAN DIRECT PLANTING TECHNOLOGY IN GOIA.S, BRAZIL

Simone Pereira Silva Bastos; Erly Cardoso Teixeira

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to identify the factors that determinethe adoption of direct soybean planting technology in the state of Goias,Brazil. The methodology used to ascertain those factors is based in theMaximum Likelihood estimate of the "lo git" model. It is verified thatthe variables "training," "profitability," "area," "productivity," "capitalstock," and "investment" determine the adoption of the technology ofdirect-planting, with the "training" and "profitability" variables havingthe greatest affect.

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Soybean, technological change, technology adoption, direct-planting, Goias.
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