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Main Title Environmental and economic impact of agricultural land use conversion : an evaluation methodology /
Author White, Fred C.; Hairston, James E.; Musser, Wesley N.; Perkins, H. F.; Reed., J. F.
CORP Author Georgia Univ., Athens.;Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service,
Place Published Athens Springfield, Va.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/5-80-002; EPA-R-804510-01
Stock Number PB80-137185
OCLC Number 06417278
Subjects Agricultural economics; Farms; Environmental impacts; Water pollution; Runoff; Sediments; Fertilizers; Economic impact; Production; Nitrogen; Phosphorus; Income; Land use; Cost analysis; Social effect; Georgia; Marginal land; Tradeoffs
Subject Added Ent Land use--Georgia.; Agriculture--Economic aspects--Georgia.; Agricultural productivity--Georgia.; Agricultural pollution--Georgia.; Pesticides--Environmental aspects--Georgia--Measurement.
Internet Access
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http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPURL.cgi?Dockey=9101BDVN.txt
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Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJAD EPA 600/5-80-002 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 03/01/1996
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-5-80-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/18/2011
EJBD EPA 600-5-80-002 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/06/2014
EKAM HC79.E5S68 600, 1980, no.2 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 06/24/1994
EOAD EPA 600/5-80-002 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 03/28/2011
NTIS PB80-137185 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation x, 117 p. : ill., 1 map ; 28 cm.
Abstract The development and application of a methodology for evaluating the environmental and economic impacts of placing marginal, submarginal, and Soil Bank land in crop production is described. Environmental impacts were measured by quantifying the increased environmental loadings of sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus and by estimating the potential environmental impact of pesticides. Economic consequences considered included changes in net farm income and aggregate impact on the state's economy. Although no attempt was made to place a dollar value on environmental consequences, these impacts can be weighed against the economic impacts in a tradeoff fashion as a measure of social costs and benefits resulting from increased production on new cropland. The developed methodology was applied to the state of Georgia and for the period 1973-1976. The pollutants generated annually from each hectare of converted crop production land during the period were estimated to be 11.9 metric tons of sediment, 8.1 kilograms of nitrogen loss (excluding leaching), and 10.5 kilograms of phosphorus loss. Net farm income increased an estimated $61 per hectare annually.
Notes "University of Georgia." "Technology Development and Applications Branch, Environmental Research Laboratory." "January 1980." "Grant no. R804510-01." Includes bibliographical references (p. 75-83).
Access Notes Also issued online.
Author Added Ent
White, Fred C.
Corporate Au Added Ent Environmental Research Laboratory (Athens, Ga.); University of Georgia.; Environmental Research Laboratory (Athens, Ga.). Technology Development and Applications Branch.
Title Ser Add Ent Research reporting series. Socioeconomic environmental studies ; EPA-600/5-80-002.
PUB Date Free Form 1980
Series Title Traced Research reporting series Socioeconomic environmental studies ;
Series Title Untraced Research reporting series. 5, Socioeconomic environmental studies ; EPA-600/5-80-002
NTIS Prices PC A07/MF A01
BIB Level m
OCLC TAG 19s 6428182
OCLC Time Stamp 20110714114933
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
SUDOCS Number EP 1.23/3:600/5-80-002
Origin OCLC
Type MERGE
OCLC Rec Leader 02457cam 2200493Ia 45020