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Title: A Watershed-Based Economic Model of Alternative Management Practices in Southern Agricultural Systems
Authors: Paudel, Krishna P.
Hite, Diane
Intarapapong, Walaiporn
Susanto, Dwi
Keywords: broiler litter
cropping systems
watershed level modeling
water quality
JEL Codes: C6
Issue Date: 2003-08
Abstract: We investigated the environmental impacts of alternative cultural practices within a watershed under different water quality standards. We used experimental data on nutrient runoff to determine the optimal amount of broiler litter application in hay production in Louisiana. To compensate for the lack of experimental data, we used biophysical simulation models to find the optimal combination of agricultural best-management practices in a watershed in Mississippi. The results indicated that stricter environmental standards lower total profit potential and litter utilization.
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics>Volume 35, Number 02, August 2003
Total Pages: 9
From Page: 381
To Page: 389
Collections: Volume 35, Number 02, August 2003

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