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dc.contributor.authorSegarra, Eduardoen
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-29T18:30:55Zen
dc.date.available2015-04-29T18:30:55Zen
dc.date.issued1986en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/51930en
dc.description.abstractThis study was born out of the desire to analyze the complex soil management problem faced by individual economic agents as well as society. The focus of this study, however, was on the theoretical formulation and estimation of partial equilibrium dynamic economic models directed toward optimizing the private use of the soil resource. In particular, four empirical representative farm models were formulated. Solutions to the four representative farm models showed that sizable reductions in topsoil loss, which contributes to non-point source pollution, and aggravates the crop productivity impacts of soil erosion, can be accomplished by adopting alternative support practices. Because of the change in support practices, reductions in the present value of net returns are expected, but this decrease in return was found to be minimal when compared to reductions in topsoil loss. Policy implications as well as several policy recommendations stemming from those results, with respect to soil conservation, are outlined and analyzed.en
dc.format.extentxxvii, 637 leavesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 14392549en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V856 1986.S432en
dc.subject.lcshSoil management -- Data processingen
dc.subject.lcshCrops and soilsen
dc.subject.lcshAgriculture -- Economic aspects -- Mathematical modelsen
dc.titleA dynamic analysis of the crop productivity impacts of soil erosion: an application to the Piedmont area of Virginiaen
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.contributor.departmentAgricultural Economicsen
dc.description.degreePh. D.en
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural Economicsen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten


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