Environmental and Production Cost Impact of No-Till: Estimates from Observed Behavior

Laukkanen, Marita and Nauges, Céline (2009) Environmental and Production Cost Impact of No-Till: Estimates from Observed Behavior. TSE Working Paper, n. 09-125

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Abstract

No-till has been promoted as a cultivation method that reduces both production costs and the environmental impacts of farming relative to conventional tillage. Using farmlevel data from Finland, we show that no-till has no statistically significant effect on total variable costs but that it increases the use of plant protection products and fertilizers, and
decreases the use of labor. An environmental impact simulation combining the results on input use with a nutrient and herbicide runoff model predicts that no-till produces environmental benefits on highly erodible land, but may be even detrimental to the environment in average conditions.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Language: English
Date: 11 December 2009
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 06:01
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 13:22
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:22248
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/3276

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