Journal Article

The Choice of Tillage, Rotation, and Soil Testing Practices: Economic and Environmental Implications

JunJie Wu and Bruce A. Babcock

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

Published on behalf of Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Volume 80, issue 3, pages 494-511
Published in print August 1998 | ISSN: 0002-9092
Published online August 1998 | e-ISSN: 1467-8276 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1244552
The Choice of Tillage, Rotation, and Soil Testing Practices: Economic and Environmental Implications

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Farmers' management practices can have a significant effect on agricultural pollution. Past research has analyzed factors influencing adoption of a single management practice. But often adoption decisions about many practices are made simultaneously, which suggests use of a polychotomous-choice model to analyze decisions. Such a model is applied to the choice of alternative management practices on cropland in the Central Nebraska Basin and controlled for self-selection and the interaction between alternative practices. The results of the choice model are used to estimate the economic and environmental effects of adopting alternative combinations of management practices.

Keywords: conservation practices; fertilizer use; polychotomous-choice selectivity model; soil erosion; Q120; Q160

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Subjects: Agricultural Economics

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