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Economic value of diversified cropping systems

Posted on 04.03.2019 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Researchers: Danny LeRoy; Elwin Smith
Institution: University of Lethbridge
Total WGRF Funding: $180,096
Co-Funders: Alberta Pulse Growers Commission, Alberta Wheat Commission, Brewing and Malting Barley Research Institute, Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers, Prairie Oat Growers Association, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
Start Date: 2018
Project Length: 4 Years
Objectives:

To determine the net return and variability of net return associated with cropping systems of different rotation length and crop diversity of crops. To determine the marginal user costs of the "pests" associated with reduced diversity in cropping systems. To determine the degree to which participation in business risk management programs affect the long-term economics of cropping systems.