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    Papers

    Lowenberg-DeBoer, J., Huang, I.Y., Grigoriadis, V.; Blackmore, S. (2019) Economics of robots and automation in field crop production. Precision Agriculture, pp 1-22.

    Lowenberg-DeBoer, J.; Behrendt, K.; Godwin, R.; Franklin, K. (2019) The Impact of Swarm Robotics on Arable Farm Size and Structure in the UK. Contributed Paper prepared for presentation at the 93rd Annual Conference of the Agricultural Economics Society, University of Warwick, England, 15-17 April, 18 pages.

    May, D.; Arancibia, S.; Behrendt, K.; Adams. J. (2019). Assessing the effectiveness of the young farmer payment in preventing young farmers from leaving the farm: a behavioural approach. Land Use Policy, 82, (March 2019) 317-327. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.12.019

    May, D. (2019) Exploring business-oriented farmers’ willingness to adopt environmental practices. Proceedings of the 2nd INFER Symposium on Agri-Tech Economics for Sustainable Futures, In K Behrendt and D Paparas (eds), Global Institute for Agri-Tech Economics, Harper Adams University, Newport, United Kingdom. 66-73.

    Schimmelpfennig, D. & Lowenberg-DeBoer (2020) Farm Types and Precision Agriculture Adoption: Crops, Regions, Soil Variability, and Farm Size. Global Institute for Agri-Tech Economics Working Paper 01-20. 38 pages.

    Schröer-Merker, E.; Westbrooke, V. (2020) UK agricultural students’ perceptions of future technology use on-farm. Proceedings of the 3rd INFER Symposium on Agri-Tech Economics for Sustainable Futures (Eds K Behrendt, D Paparas), Global Institute for Agri-Tech Economics, Harper Adams University, Newport, UK. 58-62.

    Lowenberg-DeBoer, J.; Pope, T.W.; Roberts, J.M. (2020) The Economic Feasibility of Autonomous Equipment for Biopesticide Application. Proceedings of the 3rd INFER Symposium on Agri-Tech Economics for Sustainable Futures (Eds K Behrendt, D Paparas), Global Institute for Agri-Tech Economics, Harper Adams University, Newport, UK. 118-129.

    Lowenberg-DeBoer, J.; Behrendt, K.; Boot, A.; Byrne, R.; de Silva, C.; Eastham, J.; Huang, I.; Keeble, S.; May, D.; Munley, M.; Paparas, D.; Schröer -Merker, E.; Thelwell, S. (2020) Longer Term Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on European Agriculture. Proceedings of the 3rd INFER Symposium on Agri-Tech Economics for Sustainable Futures (Eds K Behrendt, D Paparas), Global Institute for Agri-Tech Economics, Harper Adams University, Newport, UK. 7-13.

    Holland, J.; Behrendt, K. (2021). The economics of liming in arable crop rotations: analysis of the 35-year Rothamsted and Woburn liming experiments. Soil Use and Management. 37(2), 342-352. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/sum.12682

    Lowenberg-DeBoer, J., Franklin, K., Behrendt, K., Godwin, R., (2021) Economics of autonomous equipment for arable farms. Precision Agriculture. pp1-15.

    Lowenberg-DeBoer, J.; Behrendt, K.; Ehlers, M-H.; Dillon, C.; Gabriel, A.; Huang, I.; Kumwenda, I.; Mark, T.; Meyer-Aurich, A.; Milics, G.; Olgunju, K.O.; Pedersen, S.M.; Shockley, J.; Rose, D. (2021). Lessons to be learned in adoption of autonomous equipment for field cropsApplied Economic Perspectives & Policy. 44, 848-864. . http://doi.org/10.1002/aepp.13177

    Wynn Mitscherlich, C.C.; Voss, V-M.; Bhatti, M.A.; Eik, L.O.; Behrendt, K.; Wynn, P.C. (2021). Impact of increasing global connectedness and trade intensification on livestock’s contribution to human welfare. Animal Frontiers. 11(5) pp. 40-51. https://doi.org/10.1093/af/vfab058

    Lowenberg-DeBoer, J.; Behrendt, K.; Canavari, M.; Ehlers, M.-H.; Gabriel, A.; Huang, I.; Kopfinger, S.; Lenain, R.; Meyer-Aurich, A.; Milics, G.; Oluseyi Olagunju, K.; Pedersen, S.M.; Rose, D.; Spykman, O.; Tisseyre, B.; Zdráhal, I. (2021).  The Impact of Regulation on Autonomous Crop Equipment in Europe. In Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, Precision Agriculture ‘21 In J.V. Stafford (ed). 19-22 July, Budapest, Hungary. pp. 851-857. Wageningen Academic Publishers. https://doi.org/10.3920/978-90-8686-916-9_85

    Abdullah Al-Amin, A. K. M.; Lowenberg-DeBoer, J.; Franklin, K.; Behrendt, K. (2021). Economic Implications of Field Size for Autonomous Arable Crop Equipment. In Proceedings of the 3rd INFER Symposium on Agri-Tech Economics for Sustainable Futures, In K. Behrendt and D. Paparas (eds), Global Institute for Agri-Tech Economics, Harper Adams University, Newport, United Kingdom. 20-21 September, pp25-44. https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/316595?ln=en 

    Gardiner, G.; Siqueiros, E.; Huang, I. (2021). Factors affecting British Farmer’s adoption of carbon emissions reduction practices. In Proceedings of the 3rd INFER Symposium on Agri-Tech Economics for Sustainable Futures, In K. Behrendt and D. Paparas (eds), Global Institute for Agri-Tech Economics, Harper Adams University, Newport, United Kingdom. 20-21 September, pp155-166. https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/316603?ln=en 

    J. Shockley, C. Dillon, J.M. Lowenberg-DeBoer, T. Mark (2021) How will regulation influence commercial viability of autonomous equipment in US production agriculture? Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

    Abdullah Al-Amin, A. K. M.; Lowenberg-DeBoer, J.; Franklin, K.; Behrendt, K. (2022). Economic Implications of Field Size for Autonomous Crop Machines. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. 26-29 June, 15 pages

    Martignone, G. B.; Behrendt, K.; Paparas, D. (2022). Price transmission analysis of the international soybean market in a trade war context. Economies. 10 (8), 203-226. https://doi.org/10.3390/economies10080203

    Lowenberg-DeBoer, J. 2022. Economics of adoption for digital automated technologies in agriculture. Background paper for The State of Food and Agriculture 2022. FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 22-10. Rome, FAO. https://doi.org/10.4060/cc2624en

    Lowenberg-DeBoer J., Curry D., Lee M.R.F. et al. 2022. Application of Science to Realise the Potential of the Agricutural Transition. Food and Farming Futures & School of Sustainable Food and Farming Report. Published by Harper Adams University, Shropshire, UK.

    Maritan, E.; Lowenberg-DeBoer, J.; Behrendt, K.; Franklin, K.; (2023). Economically optimal farmer supervision of crop robots. Smart Agricultural Technology, 3, 100110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atech.2022.100110

    Al-Amin, A.K.M.A., Lowenberg‑DeBoer, J., Franklin, K., Behrendt, K. (2023) Economics of field size and shape for autonomous crop machines. Precision Agriculture. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11119-023-10016-w 

    Capper, J., Ford, L., Behrendt, K., Harris, E. (2023) Helping farmers navigate the green economy: A data-driven blueprint for net zero beef. Animal – science proceedings, 14(2): 388-389. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anscip.2023.01.515

    Al-Amin, A.K.M.A., Khondker, B.H., Lowenberg‑DeBoer, J. (2023) Precision Agriculture could be Smallholders’ Game Changer. Policy Insights. https://policyinsightsonline.com/2023/06/precision-agriculture-could-be-smallholders-game-changer/ 

    May, D.E.; Arancibia, S.; Wang, C.; Hill, N.; Behrendt, K. (2023). Understanding young Chinese consumers’ preferences for foreign clothing brands: a behavioural approach. Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics.Vol. 35(12), pp. 3032-3051. https://org/10.1108/APJML-09-2022-0809

    Al-Amin, A.K.M. Abdullah, Dickin, E., Monaghan, J.M., Franklin, K. and Lowenberg‑DeBoer, J. (2023). Economics of autonomous machines for regenerative agriculture. Proceedings at the 14th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, 2-6 July 2023. Bologna, Italy. Precision Agriculture’ 23. Wageningen Academic Publishers. pp. 749-755. 

    Rozenstein, O.; Alchanati, V.; Behrendt, K.; Bonfil, D.J.; Cohen, Y.; Eshel, G.; Harari, A.; Harris, W.E.; Klapp, I.; Laor, Y.; Linker, R.; Paz-Kagan, T.; Peets, S.; Rutter, S.M.; Salzer, Y.; Lowenberg-DeBoer, J. (2024). Data-Driven Agriculture and Sustainable Farming: Friends or Foes? Precision Agriculture. 25, pp 520-531.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11119-023-10061-5 

    Lowenberg-DeBoer, J. (2024) Economics of agricultural robotics. Chapter in Advances in agri-food robotics. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing. DOI: 10.19103/AS.2023.0124.19

    Proceedings

    Proceedings of the 5th Symposium on Agri-Tech Economics for Sustainable Futures (2022) Eds D Paparas, K. Behrendt. Global Institute for Agri-Tech Economics, Food, Land & Agribusiness Management Department, Harper Adams University. HAU Publications, Newport, United Kingdom, 19-20 September 2022, 224 pages. ISBN:  978-1-7398183-3-3

    Proceedings of the 4th Symposium on Agri-Tech Economics for Sustainable Futures (2021) Eds K Behrendt, D Paparas. Global Institute for Agri-Tech Economics, Food, Land & Agribusiness Management Department, Harper Adams University. HAU Publications, Newport, UK, 20-21 September 2021. 177 pages. ISBN: 978-1-7398183-2-6

    Proceedings of the 3rd INFER Symposium on Agri-Tech Economics for Sustainable Futures (2020) Eds K Behrendt, D Paparas (Global Institute for Agri-Tech Economics, Land, Farm & Agribusiness Management Department, Harper Adams University, Newport, UK). 131 pages.

    Proceedings of the infer Workshop on Agri-Tech Economics (2019) Eds K Behrendt, D Paparas (Global Institute for Agri-Tech Economics, Land, Farm & Agribusiness Management Department, Harper Adams University, Newport, UK). 137 pages.

    Presentations

    Keynote presentation: Implications for Precision Agriculture Applications in Sub-Saharan Africa from 30 years of Research - Prof James Lowenberg-DeBoer (GCRF Networking workshop, Ghana)

    Videos

    Being a Farmer in the age of robotics and AI - James Lowenberg-DeBoer

    Economic Implications of field size for autonomous arable crop equipment – Abdullah Al-Amin, A. K. M. 

    Economically optimal farmer supervision of crop robots – Elias Maritan 

    Economics of strip cropping with autonomous machines - Abdullah Al-Amin A.K.M.

    Economics of sustainable intensification for small holder argriculture - James Lowenberg-DeBoer

    For further information on the Global Institute for Agri-Tech Economics please contact Professor Karl Behrendt.

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