Title

The Choice of Tillage, Rotation, and Soil Testing Practices: Economic and Environmental Implications

Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Submitted Manuscript

Publication Date

8-1998

Journal or Book Title

American Journal of Agricultural Economics

Volume

80

Issue

3

First Page or Article ID Number

494

Last Page

511

DOI

10.2307/1244552

Abstract

Farmers' management practices can have a significant effect on agricultural pollution. Past re- search has analyzed factors influencing adoption of a single management practice. But often adoption decisions about many practices are made simultaneously, which suggests use of a polychotomous-choice model to analyze decisions. Such a model is applied to the choice of alternative management practices on cropland in the Central Nebraska Basin and controlled for self-selection and the interaction between alternative practices. The results of the choice model are used to estimate the economic and environmental effects of adopting alternative combinations of management practice

Comments

This working paper was published as Wu, Junjie and Bruce A. Babcock, "The Choice of Tillage, Rotation, and Soil Testing Practices: Economic and Environmental Implications," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 80 (1998): 494–511, doi:10.2307/1244552.