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Title: Prairie Crop Diversification
Authors: Smith, Elwin G.
Young, Douglas L.
Zentner, Robert P.
Issue Date: 2001-12-01
Series/Report no.: Number 2
2001
Abstract: The Canadian prairies traditionally have been dominated by spring wheat production. Crop diversification is now being advocated to enhance farm-level risk management, ecological benefits, nutrient cycling, and pest and disease control, and to reduce the farm economy‚Äôs reliance on income from a single crop. There has always been interest in diversifying away from wheat, but until recently, economically feasible alternatives have been limited, and government policies may have constrained the shift to other crops. Knowing the impact of prices and policies on crop diversification is essential to understanding producer response and to determining strategies to enhance cropping diversity.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/45695
Institution/Association: CAFRI: Current Agriculture, Food and Resource Issues>Number 02, 2001
Total Pages: 11
From Page: 37
To Page: 47
Collections:Number 02, 2001

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