Energy and Environmental Efficiency of Greenhouse Growers in Michigan

Agricultural production in greenhouses is an important user of energy and can lead to greenhouse gas emissions. This study uses Data Envelopment Analysis to compute input-based technical efficiency measures and energy efficiency of Michigan greenhouse growers. A two-limit Tobit model is used to investigate the determinants of farmers’ performance. The empirical results indicate that Michigan greenhouse farmers do not use energy and other inputs efficiently. Farmers’ input-specific efficiency can be improved by adopting greenhouse film types other than double layer poly.


Issue Date:
2015-01
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/196840
Total Pages:
26
JEL Codes:
Q12
Series Statement:
Paper
127




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