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Tillage systems for wheat and sorghum: an economic and risk analysis

By: Williams, J.R.
Contributor(s): Gwin, R.E [coaut.] | Johnson, O.S [coaut.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticlePublisher: 1987ISSN: 0022-4561.Subject(s): Cost analysis | Economic analysis | Fallow systems | Kansas | Risk | Sorghum bicolor | Zero tillage | Triticum aestivum AGROVOC | Tillage AGROVOC | Yields AGROVOCDDC classification: 87-114579 In: Journal of Soil and Water Conservation v. 42, no. 2, p. 120-12387-114579Summary: Reduced tillage systems for wheat and sorghum were compared with conventional cropping systems typical of those used in the central Great Plains.Experiment station yield data and season-average price data from 1973-1983 were coupled with 1984 production cost estimates to determine expected returns on a representative 2 000-acre dryland farm for each system. In general, reduced tillage systems generated higher returns than other cropping systems. Farmers who were risk-adverse tended to prefer one of several reduced tillage systems. Those neutral to risk preferred a reduced tillage wheat-sorghum-fallow system.Collection: AGRIS Collection
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Reduced tillage systems for wheat and sorghum were compared with conventional cropping systems typical of those used in the central Great Plains.Experiment station yield data and season-average price data from 1973-1983 were coupled with 1984 production cost estimates to determine expected returns on a representative 2 000-acre dryland farm for each system. In general, reduced tillage systems generated higher returns than other cropping systems. Farmers who were risk-adverse tended to prefer one of several reduced tillage systems. Those neutral to risk preferred a reduced tillage wheat-sorghum-fallow system.

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