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Main Title Effect of agricultural land use practices on stream water quality : economic analysis {MICROFICHE} /
Author Miranowski, J. A. ; Monson, Michael J. ; Shortle, James S. ; Zinser, Lee D.
CORP Author Iowa State Univ., Ames. Dept. of Economics.;Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA. Technology Development and Applications Branch.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory ;
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-600/5-83-001
Stock Number PB83-217836
Subjects Land use, Rural--Environmental aspects--Iowa ; Water quality management--Economic aspects--Iowa
Additional Subjects Land use ; Agriculture ; Farm management ; Water pollution ; Watersheds ; Four Mile Creek ; Cost effectiveness ; Policies ; Soil loss ; Erosion control ; Incentives ; Risk ; Iowa ; Nonpoint sources ; Best management practices
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-217836 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 136 p. ; 28 cm.
Effective management of agricultural nonpoint source pollution requires that economically feasible land use practices be selected and implemented. Since non-point source pollution from agricultural lands can be controlled by best management practices (BMPs), a food understanding of the response of farmers to incentive and regulatory policies is needed. This report provides an economic analysis of agricultural production activities and farmer response to water quality controls, using the Four Mile Creek Watershed in Iowa as a case study. The analysis showed that secondary tillage practices are important in designing cost-effective control strategies. Knowledge of perceived risk associated with practices is critical in determining farmer adoption of BMPs and response to control policies. Also, data on perceived opportunity costs of certain practices provided further understanding of farmers' reluctance to adopt those practices.
Caption title. "June 1983." "EPA-600/5-83-001." Microfiche.