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Agricultural Benefits Of Salinity Control On The Red River

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  • Laughlin, David H.
  • Lacewell, Ronald D.

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Control of salinity offers an opportunity to increase agricultural production along the Red River of Texas and Oklahoma. However, absolute benefits and the distribution of those benefits are sensitive to the crop yield effect of SAR (sodium absorption ratio). The effect of SAR on crop yield is not well defined. This study estimates agricultural benefits of a chloride control project as $65 million, not considering any SAR effect and $117 million with an SAR effect. Further, distribution of benefits was reversed between the eastern and western portions of the study area.

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  • Laughlin, David H. & Lacewell, Ronald D., 1981. "Agricultural Benefits Of Salinity Control On The Red River," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 6(02), December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:wjagec:32575
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