Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

Impacts of Within-Farm Soil Variability on Nitrogen Pollution Control Costs

  • Laura S. VanDyke (a1), Darrell J. Bosch (a1) and James W. Pease (a1)

Abstract

The effects of considering variable within-farm soil runoff and leaching potential on costs of reducing nitrogen losses are analyzed for a Virginia dairy. Manure applications may cause nitrogen losses through runoff and leaching because of factors such as uncertain nitrogen mineralization. Farmers can reduce nitrogen control costs by applying manure on soils with less nitrogen loss potential. Ignoring within-farm soil variability may result in overstating the farm's costs of reducing nitrogen losses.

Copyright

References

Hide All
Abler, D.G. and Shortle, J.S.. “The Political Economy of Water Quality Protection from Agricultural Chemicals.Northeastern Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 20(1991): 5360.
Antle, J.M. and Just, R.E.. “Effects of Commodity Program Structure on Resource Use and the Environment.Commodity and Resource Policies in Agricultural Systems, eds. Just, R.E. and Bockstael, N., pp. 97128. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1991.
Armstrong, M.P., Rushton, G., Honey, R., Dalziel, B.T., Lolonis, P., De, S., and Densham, P.. “Decision Support for Regionalization: A Spatial Decision Support System for Regionalization Service Delivery Systems.Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems 15(1991):3753.
Braden, J.B., Johnson, G.V., Bouzaher, A., and Miltz, D.. “Optimal Spatial Management of Agricultural Pollution.American Journal of Agricultural Economics 71(1989):404413.
Carpentier, C.L.Value of Information for Targeting Agro-Pollution Control: A Case Study of the Lower Susquenhanna Watershed.” PhD dissertation, Blacksburg, Virginia: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1996.
Carpentier, C.L., Bosch, D.J., and Batie, S.S.. “Using Spatial Information to Reduce Costs of Controlling Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution.Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 27(1998):7284.
Chesapeake Bay Program. 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement. Annapolis, Maryland: Chesapeake Bay Program Office, 1987.
Densham, P.J.Spatial Decision Support Systems.Geographical Information Systems: Principles and Applications, eds. Maguire, D.J., Goodchild, M.F., and Rhind, D.W., pp. 403412. New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1991.
Ellis, J.R., Hughes, D.W., and Butcher, W.R.. “Economic Modeling of Farm Production and Conservation Decision in Response to Alternative Resource and Environmental Policies.Northeastern Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 20(1991):98108.
Evanylo, G.K.Mineralization and Availability of Nitrogen in Organic Waste-Amended Mid-Atlantic Soils.Perspectives on Chesapeake Bay, 1994: Advances in Estuatine Science, eds. Nelson, S. and Elliot, P., pp. 77103. Solomons Island, Maryland: Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee, Chesapeake Bay Program, 1994.
Fisher, T.R. and Butt, A.J.. “The Role of Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Chesapeake Bay Anoxia.Perspectives on Chesapeake Bay, 1994: Advances in Estuarine Science, eds. Nelson, S. and Elliot, P., pp. 143. Solomons Island, Maryland: Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee, Chesapeake Bay Program, 1994.
Gorres, J.J., Opaluch, J.J., Gold, A.J., Besedina, H., and Conrad, J.. “Spatial Modeling of N-Leach-ing and the Economics of Aquifer Protection.” Clean Water-Clean Environment—21st Century. Team Agriculture—Working to Protect Water Resources. Conference Proceedings. Volume II: Nutrients, pp. 6770. St. Joseph, Michigan: ASAE Publication 2-95, 1995.
Green, G., Sunding, D., Zilberman, D., and Parker, D.. “Explaining Irrigation Technology Choices: A Microparameter Approach.American Journal of Agricultural Economics 78(1996): 10641072.
Harsh, S.B.Decision Support Systems—Definitions and Overview.” Proceedings of the American Agricultural Economics Association: Extension Workshop on Maintaining Cutting Edge, eds. Mitchell, C.L. and Andersons, K.B., pp. 197214. Stillwater, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, 1987.
Hochman, E. and Zilberman, D.. “Examination of Environmental Policies Using Production and Pollution Micro-Parameter Distributions.Econometrica 46(1978):739760.
Hochman, E. and Zilberman, D.. “Two-Goal Environmental Policies Using Production and Pollution Micro-Parameter Distributions.Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 6(1979):152174.
Johansen, L.Production Functions: An Integration of Micro and Macro, Short Run and Long Run Aspects. Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishing Company, 1972.
Opaluch, J.J. and Segerson, K.. “Aggregate Analysis of Site-Specific Pollution Problems: The Case of Groundwater Contamination from Agriculture.Northeastern Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 20(1991):8387.
Schnitkey, G.D. and Miranda, M.J.. “The Impact of Pollution Controls on Livestock-Crop Producers.Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 18(1993):2536.
Sharpley, A.N. and Williams, J.R., eds. EPIC: Erosion Productivity Impact Calculator. Volume I. Model Documentation Technical Bulletin No. 1768. Temple, Texas: United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, 1990.
VanDyke, L.S.Nutrient Management Planning on Virginia Livestock Farms: Impacts and Opportunities for Improvement.” M.S. thesis, Blacksburg, Virginia: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1997.
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. Nutrient Management Handbook. Richmond, Virginia: Division of Soil and Water Conservation, 1993.
Wade, J.D. and Heady, E.O.. “Controlling Nonpoint Sediment Sources with Cropland Management: A National Economic Assessment.American Journal of Agricultural Economics 59(1977): 1324.
Williams, J.R. and Renard, K.G.. “Assessment of Soil Erosion and Crop Productivity with Process Model (EPIC).Soil Erosion and Crop Productivity, eds. Follett, R.R. and Steward, B.A., pp. 68103. Madison, Wisconsin: American Society of Agronomy, 1985.
Wischmeier, W.H. and Smith, D.D.. Predicting Rainfall Losses—a Guide to Conservation Planning. Agriculture Handbook No. 537. Washington, DC: United States Department of Agriculture, 1978.
Wossink, G.A.A., De Koeijer, T.J., and Renkema, J.A.. “Environmental-Economic Policy Assessment: A Farm Economic Approach.Agricultural Systems 89(1992):421438.

Keywords

Related content

Powered by UNSILO

Impacts of Within-Farm Soil Variability on Nitrogen Pollution Control Costs

  • Laura S. VanDyke (a1), Darrell J. Bosch (a1) and James W. Pease (a1)

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed.