Profit, risk and stability: decision making criteria for sustainable cropping

Lockie, Stewart (1993) Profit, risk and stability: decision making criteria for sustainable cropping. Rural Society, 3 (2). pp. 7-8.

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Abstract

For some time now there has been a growing trend in cropping areas towards the use of so-called 'alternative' crops. Nevertheless, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS 1989) has reported that the area of land under crop on the central and southern slopes of NSW sown to broadleaf varieties in 1988 was still quite low at only 6 percent. Agronomists from the NSW Department of Agriculture believed that an expansion in the area sown to broadleaf crops would dramatically improve the productivity of farms in the area (Mead, 1992). A joint project was initiated involving NSW Agriculture and the Centre for Rural Social Research to investigate the use of broadleaf based crop rotations and barriers to their further adoption. Researchers from the Centre for Rural Social Research conducted six focus group discussions and 180 random sample interviews, in the agronomy districts of Albury, Cootamundra, Cowra, Temora, Wagga Wagga and Young.

Item ID: 67639
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 2204-0536
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