LOW-INPUT, SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE: ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS OF INCREASED ALFALFA PRODUCTION IN THE EASTERN CORN BELT

Inclusion of alfalfa in crop rotations on Eastern Corn Belt farms with high and low productivity soils was analyzed with a mathematical programming model. Net incomes were larger with the government program but inclusion of alfalfa in the rotation reduced nitrogen fertilizer and herbicide use, potentially reducing environmental degradation.


Issue Date:
Aug 05 1990
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
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https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/270729
Language:
English
Total Pages:
15




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