Title: Nutrient management system for sustainable sugarcane production: an application of fuzzy goal programming and decision theoretic approach

Authors: R.K. Jana; Dinesh K. Sharma; Daniel Okunbor

Addresses: Department of Business Management, Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Kolkata, West Bengal 700073, India ' Department of Business, Management and Accounting, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD 21853, USA ' College of Arts and Sciences, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC 28301, USA

Abstract: This paper presents a nutrient management model for sustainable sugarcane production. It will help sugarcane farmers to make better nutrient management decisions to achieve greater sugarcane yield at a minimum cost. The decision making environment for such a model is highly uncertain and conflicting. As a consequence, a new solution technique which combines fuzzy goal programming and decision theory for selecting the fertiliser combinations subject to fertiliser expenditures has been proposed. A case study from Indian perspective has been demonstrated to show the effectiveness of the proposed technique.

Keywords: multi-objective programming; fuzzy goal programming; FGP; decision theory; sugarcane production; nutrient management; sustainable production; sugarcane yield; fertiliser combinations; fertiliser expenditure; India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAMS.2016.078518

International Journal of Applied Management Science, 2016 Vol.8 No.3, pp.230 - 245

Received: 20 Apr 2015
Accepted: 15 Jan 2016

Published online: 18 Aug 2016 *

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