Subfield profitability analysis reveals an economic case for cropland diversification
作者: E BrandesG S McNunnL A SchulteI J BonnerD J MuthB A BabcockB SharmaE A Heaton
作者单位: 1Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
2AgSolver, Inc., 2701 Kent Avenue, Suite 130, Ames, IA 50010, USA
3Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
4Idaho National Laboratory, Department of Biofuels and Renewable Energy Technologies, US-Department of Energy, PO Box 1625, Idaho Falls, ID 83415, USA
5Department of Economics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
刊名: Environmental Research Letters, 2016, Vol.11 (1)
来源数据库: Institute of Physics Journal
DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/1/014009
原始语种摘要: Public agencies and private enterprises increasingly desire to achieve ecosystem service outcomes in agricultural systems, but are limited by perceived conflicts between economic and ecosystem service goals and a lack of tools enabling effective operational management. Here we use Iowa—an agriculturally homogeneous state representative of the Maize Belt—to demonstrate an economic rationale for cropland diversification at the subfield scale. We used a novel computational framework that integrates disparate but publicly available data to map ∼3.3 million unique potential management polygons (9.3 Mha) and reveal subfield opportunities to increase overall field profitability. We analyzed subfield profitability for maize/soybean fields during 2010–2013—four of the most profitable years in...
全文获取路径: IOP  (合作)
影响因子:3.582 (2012)

  • profitability 盈利能力
  • economic 经济的
  • cropland 作物地
  • management 管理
  • profitable 有利的
  • operational 运算的
  • increase 增加
  • increasingly 愈加
  • subfield 子域
  • approach