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Double-cropping wheat and soybeans in the Southeast: input use and patterns of adoption


Author:
Marra, M.C. and Carlson, G.A.
Source:
USDA
Year:
1986
Subject:
natural resource management, double cropping, wheat, soybeans, tillage, pesticides, models, uncertainty, and risk
Abstract:
Extract: Southeastern farmers have increased their double-cropped wheat and soybean acreage by nearly half since 1970. Double-cropping, the raising of two crops per year in the same field, helps raise producer revenues and reduce total input use, since it encourages conservation tillage by farmers. But double-cropping seems to make soybean yields more variable and has helped to quadruple stockpiles of surplus soft red winter wheat since 1970. This report gives State data for double-cropping and examines the factors that caused the year-to-year expansions and contractions in double-cropped acres since the seventies.
Format:
18 p. maps.
Language:
English
Collection:
Rural Development Publications Collection
Permanent URL:
http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/AGE86928278