ECONOMIC EFFECT OF IMPERFECT INFORMATION ON CONSERVATION DECISIONS

Cotton farmers in the Piedmont region incorrectly believe conservation systems with winter cover crop and no-till cultivation yield less than conventional systems. We model the effect of organic matter on productivity and show how ignoring this effect causes returns to be underestimated. Farmers with imperfect information underinvest in residue management.


Issue Date:
1996
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/16645
Total Pages:
13
Series Statement:
Faculty Series 96-21




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