Thesis / Dissertation

Economic analysis of ameliorating subsoil constraints using subsoil manure in a cropping system

Sam James Henty, Lyle Malcolm (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

To date, no studies have accounted for the effects of the yield and/or price risks that will occur over a run of years on the profitability of investing in ameliorating subsoil constraints within a cropping system. While addressing subsoil constraints is likely to increase grain yield, the key economic question for a grower is whether the income from extra grain produced covers the extra costs of ameliorating the subsoil. The focus of this thesis was the likely profit and risk of investing in ameliorating subsoil constraints. Investment costs and annual activity gross margins for a set rotation were used to estimate the economic performance of subsoil amelioration. The marginal change to th..

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