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3298. Burt, O.R. and M.S. Stauber. 1989. Dryland cropping decision theory with application to saline seep control.. J. Production Agr. 2:47-57.
A model for decision making in a flex-crop system is presented, based on plant available soil water at seeding, previous land use, and economic return. The strategy can be used for winter or spring wheat.
7533. Whittlesey, N.K. and R.E. Oehlschlaeger. 1969. Cost of production budgets for dryland crops in eastern Washington.. WA Agr. Expt. Sta. Circular #501.
Detailed estimates for 10 regions. T: over 44
26. Lerch, R.N., K.A. Barbarick, D.G. Westfall, R.H. Follett, T.M. McBride, and W.F. Owen. 1990. Sustainable rates of sewage sludge for dryland winter wheat production. 2. Production and income.. J. Production Agric. 3:66-71.
A sewage sludge application rate of 3 T/ac on hard red winter wheat increased gross income by an average of $45/ac/year compared to wheat grown with the typical 50-60 lb fertilizer N/ac. This was primarily due to premiums paid for higher grain protein. Grain levels of P an Zn were increased by sludge application, while levels of Cd, Ni, and Pb have remained low.
643. Baker, V.W. and I.P. Swanson. 1962. Economic effects of a grass-legume rotation in Palouse wheat-pea area.. WA Agr. Expt. Sta. Circular #183.
Farms using a grass-legume rotation show important economic advantages over other farms in comparison of 5 year data from 3 pairs of Palouse farms. T: Amount of cropland by type of crop. Average annual crop production. Cost inputs and income per cropland acre. Calculated erosion losses.
784. Bevan, R., W.W. Pawson and O.L. Brough. 1962. A comparison of cropping systems for the Washington - Idaho Palouse area.. ID Agr. Expt. Sta. Bull. #390.
T: yield, production cost, net income
886. Blaikie, P. and H. Brookfield. 1987. Land degradation and society.. Methuen, London, pp.296.
Sections cover: Measuring land degradation; economic costs and benefits of degradation and its repair; etc. The farmer, the state and the land in developed market economics.
1086. Brooks, R.O. and E.L. Michalson. 1983. An evaluation of BMP's in the Cow Creek watershed of Latah County, Idaho.. ID Agr. Expt. Sta. Research Bull. #127.
Eight BMP's were evaluated. Major farm income loss occurred when soil erosion was reduced below 6 T/ac./yr. This required minimum tillage and a rotation change from wheat-barley-fallow to wheat-barley-peas.
1104. Buchanan, S.C. and J.K. Whittaker. 1980. Grass and legume seed production in the Northwest: Present situattion.. Pacific Northwest Regional Commission..
A conventional economic analysis. However, consideration of the low input nature of this crop is provided in the section Future Production Issues. "One reason for the low per acre costs of grass and legume seed production is the small resource requirements." Although this report does not include the potential of grass and legume seed production for dryland wheat/pea areas, it does provide a good overview of economic considerations for production. T: Cost of production per acre for various crops.
1130. Burt, O.R.. 1981. Farm level economics of soil conservation in the Palouse area of the Northwest.. Am. J. Agr. Econ. 63(1):83-85.
Results suggest that intensive wheat production under modern farming practices and heavy fertilization is the most economic cropping system in both the short and long run in the Palouse Area except under low wheat prices. In a sense, topsoil was transformed by modern technology from a primarily stock resource into a largely renewable resource for purposes of practical decisions. The issue of externalities and social costs of sedimentation and pollution in streams has been avoided purposely in this study. But, insofar as soil losses impose these additional costs on society, there exists an incentive for government to subsidize soil conservation measures and/or to penalize farming systems which are relatively erosive on the soil.
1219. Caplan, A.J.. 1986. Cost return and relative soil loss comparisons of alternative tillage systems.. MS Thesis.
Minimum tillage is less expensive than conventional. No-till is most expensive due to high chemical inputs. In the low precipitation zone, minimum till was 1.19 times less expenxive than conventional. Annual peas/wheat in high precip. zone was 1.5 times less expensive with min-till than conventional.