Diffusion of the decision to drain agricultural land in Delaware County, Indiana

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dc.contributor.advisor Schoen, Meera en_US
dc.contributor.author Kasambira, Silas T. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:31:42Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:31:42Z
dc.date.created 1976 en_US
dc.date.issued 1976
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1976 .K37 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/181302
dc.description.abstract This thesis has explored the diffusion of tile drainage in Delaware County, Indiana. The study discussed some of the deterrents that hampered agricultural development in the county. These obstacles included the presence of thick forests, vast areas of swampy lands, poor transportation facilities and the absence of local markets. Methods of overcoming some of these problems were then discussed. These included the clearing of forests to prepare land for cultivation, and the use of open ditches and clay tiles to drain the marshes.In addition, the introduction of new drainage techniques such as the laser beam, plow drain, and plastic tile were also discussed. The rate of adoption of plastic tile was then tested statistically to find out if it followed any pattern of distribution. Data obtained through interviews with selected farmers revealed that such an innovation will tend to approximate a growth or "S"-curve in about 1980. The study concluded that the majority of Delaware County farmers are still using clay or concrete tiles.
dc.format.extent x, 195 leaves : ill., maps ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Drainage -- Indiana -- Delaware County. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Agriculture -- Research -- Indiana -- Delaware County. en_US
dc.title Diffusion of the decision to drain agricultural land in Delaware County, Indiana en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/415347 en_US

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