Modeling the Choice of Tillage Used for Dryland Corn, Wheat and Soybean Production by Farmers in Kansas

Elizabeth Canales, Jason S. Bergtold, Jeffery R. Williams

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Abstract

Copyright © The Author(s) 2018. Conservation tillage offers economic and soil quality benefits, yet conventional tillage remains the prevailing system in some regions. The purpose of this study is to identify the effect of profitability factors, risk attitudes, crop rotations, and other farmer and farm characteristics on farmers' choices to use no-Till (NT), strip-Till (ST) and reduced/conventional tillage (RCT) in producing dryland corn, wheat, and soybean in Kansas. The results show that factors such as crop yields, risk aversion, crop insurance, baling and grazing of crop residue, crop acreage, and farmers' approach to adopting new technologies are significant factors in farmers' choice of tillage practice.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)90-117
Number of pages28
JournalAgricultural and Resource Economics Review
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2018
Externally publishedYes

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