Trends in double cropping

Hexern, R.W. and Boxley, R.F. (1986) Trends in double cropping. Documentation. Economic Research Service, Washington.

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U.S. farmers increased double-cropped acreage from 5.8 to 12.4 million acres during 1974-82, from 1.9 percent of all acres harvested in 1974 to nearly 4 percent in 1982. Double cropping v^as expanding because of rising commodity prices and producers' adoption of advanced technologies in plant varieties and farming practices. Appalachia, the Delta States, and the Southeast shovi^ed the sharpest growth in double cropping, partly because grov^ing seasons there are relatively long. Double cropping declined after 1982 because of weak soybean prices. Government-sponsored idhng of some wheat acreage that would otherwise have been double cropped, and unfavorable weather in several important double-cropping areas

Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Double cropping, conservation tillage, cropping systems, management
Author Affiliation: Natural Resource Economics Division, Economic
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Divisions: Soyabean
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2013 05:19
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2013 05:19

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