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Sustainability and integrated weed management in Australian winter cropping systems: a bioeconomic analysis

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Economic evaluations of the benefits of integrated weed management often only consider the benefits of management in the crop phase, and ignore the impact of rotational options. In particular, non-crop phases such as annual and perennial pasture phases can have a substantial impact upon weed population dynamics and economic returns. Moreover, extended perennial pasture phases are being promoted to address a range of onfarm sustainability issues such as excessive deep drainage (i.e. salinity), runoff and soil erosion. A stochastic bioeconomic model is developed to evaluate potential trade-offs and synergies between the goals of long-term weed management and achieving sustainability goals.

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  • Jones, Randall E., 2005. "Sustainability and integrated weed management in Australian winter cropping systems: a bioeconomic analysis," 2005 Conference (49th), February 9-11, 2005, Coff's Harbour, Australia 137930, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aare05:137930
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.137930
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