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Title: Factors Affecting Conservation Practice Behavior of CRP Participants in Alabama

Author: Onianwa, Okwudili; Wheelock, Gerald; Hendrix, Shannon;

Date: 1999

Source: Journal of Agribusiness 17,2 (Fall 1999): 149-160

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: This study examines the factors that affect conservation practice choices of CRP farmers in Alabama. From over 9,000 contracts enrolled in the state between 1986 and 1995, 594 were randomly selected for the study. A multiple-regression analysis was employed to analyze the data. Results indicate that education, ratio ofcropland in CRP, farm size, gender, prior crop practice, and geographic location of contract had a significant influence:on the choice of conservation practice adopted.

Keywords: conservation practices, Conservation Reserve Program, CRP contracts, cost share, erodible cropland, grass practice, land retirement, tree practice

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Onianwa, Okwudili; Wheelock, Gerald; Hendrix, Shannon 1999. Factors Affecting Conservation Practice Behavior of CRP Participants in Alabama. Journal of Agribusiness 17,2 (Fall 1999): 149-160

 


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