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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|
|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’s 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.|
|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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