Title: Assessing the economic benefits and costs of conservation tillage

Authors: Noel D. Uri

Addresses: Resource Inventory Division, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Washington, DC 20250, USA

Abstract: The economic benefits of the adoption of conservation tillage depend on site-specific factors, including soil characteristics, local climatic conditions, cropping patterns, and other attributes of the overall farming operation. While it is possible to draw some general inferences about components of economic returns and costs, a comprehensive assessment of the net private benefits from greater use of conservation tillage is not feasible.

Keywords: conservation tillage; cropping patterns; farming practice.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.1999.002256

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 1999 Vol.11 No.2, pp.165-185

Published online: 13 Aug 2003 *

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