The petrochemical-dependent agriculture that developed in the export-oriented economy of the 1970's proved vulnerable to high energy costs and volatile export markets as well as detrimental to soil and water resources. This project was designed to compare a petrochemical-based, high-tillage, low-management cropping system (System I) with two alternative systems: a ridge-till, reduced fertilizer and pesticide, high-management system (System II) and a rotational, low-pesticide, low-fertilizer conventional tillage system (System III).
Dennis Shannon, Mark Honeyman, Roger McMillin, Robert Jolly, Edward Osei, Michael Duffy, Dean Grundman
Year of Grant Completion
Shannon, Dennis; Honeyman, Mark S.; McMillin, Roger; Jolly, Robert W.; Osei, Edward; Duffy, Michael D.; and Grundman, Dean, "A comparison of agricultural systems at the Allee Research Center" (1994). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 45.
Agricultural and Resource Economics Commons, Agricultural Economics Commons, Agricultural Science Commons, Agronomy and Crop Sciences Commons, Economics Commons, Environmental Indicators and Impact Assessment Commons