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Title: ASSESSING CHANGES IN SOIL EROSION RATES: A MARKOV CHAIN ANALYSIS
Authors: Skaggs, Rhonda K.
Ghosh, Soumen
Keywords: conservation
Markov
National Resources Inventory
policy
soil erosion
Issue Date: 1999-12
Abstract: Markov chain analysis (one-step and long-run) is applied to the National Resources Inventory (NRI) database to evaluate changes in wind-based soil erosion rates over time. The research compares changes in soil erosion rates between NRI sample sites with and without applied conservation practices for a random sample of Great Plains counties. No significant differences between sites are found for half of the counties evaluated. The effectiveness and efficiency of conservation policies are thus questioned in light of these research results.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/15146
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics>Volume 31, Number 03, December 1999
Total Pages: 12
Language: English
From Page: 611
To Page: 622
Collections:Volume 31, Number 03, December 1999

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