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Dynamic Economic Analysis Of A Residue Management System In Cotton

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  • Paudel, Krishna P.
  • Lohr, Luanne

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Residue management system (RMS), comprised of no till cultivation, a winter cover crop, and poultry litter, could be an alternative to existing management system in cotton production in the Georgian Piedmont. We compare the productivity and profitability of RMS with the current system over time, focusing on the role of organic matter. Using dynamic bioeconomic modelling technique, we show that the net return and land value difference between these two systems increase as the terminal period increases. We conclude that if financial and capital markets based on organic matter work efficiently, farmers will choose RMS in cotton production.

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Paper provided by University of Georgia, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in its series Faculty Series with number 16677.

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Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:ags:ugeofs:16677

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Keywords: residue management; organic matter; productivity; Crop Production/Industries;

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  1. Renan U. Goetz, 1997. "Diversification in Agricultural Production: A Dynamic Model of Optimal Cropping to Manage Soil Erosion," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 79(2), pages 341-356.
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