Does crop rotation with legumes provide an efficient means to reduce nutrient loads and GHG emissions?

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dc.contributor.author Lötjönen, Sanna Annika
dc.contributor.author Ollikainen, Markku Martti Olavi
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-07T13:28:01Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-07T13:28:01Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Lötjönen , S A & Ollikainen , M M O 2017 , ' Does crop rotation with legumes provide an efficient means to reduce nutrient loads and GHG emissions? ' , Review of agricultural, food and environmental studies , vol. 98 , no. 4 , pp. 283-312 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s41130-018-0063-z
dc.identifier.other PURE: 104348632
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dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0003-4801-7533/work/47223875
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0003-3333-4683/work/59443512
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/237781
dc.description.abstract We investigate crop rotation with legumes from economic and environmental perspectives by asking how effective they are at providing profits and reducing nutrient runoff and greenhouse gas emissions compared with monoculture cultivation. We study this effectiveness in three alternative policy regimes: the free market optimum, the Finnish agri-environmental scheme, and socially optimal cultivation, and also design policy instruments to achieve the socially optimal outcomes in land use and fertilization. We first develop an analytical model to describe crop rotation and the role of legumes, and examine its implications for water and climate policies. Drawing on Finnish agricultural data, we then use numerical simulations and show that shifting from monoculture cultivation to crop rotation with legumes provides economically and environmentally better outcomes. Crop rotation with legumes also reduces the variability in profits caused by stochastic weather. The optimal instruments implementing the social optimum depend on nutrient and climate damage (nitrogen tax), as well as carbon sequestration and nutrient reduction benefits (buffer strip subsidy). en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Review of agricultural, food and environmental studies
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 415 Other agricultural sciences
dc.subject 1172 Environmental sciences
dc.subject crop rotation
dc.subject greenhouse gas emissions
dc.subject legumes
dc.subject nutrient loads
dc.title Does crop rotation with legumes provide an efficient means to reduce nutrient loads and GHG emissions? en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Department of Economics and Management
dc.contributor.organization Markku Ollikainen / Principal Investigator
dc.contributor.organization Environmental and Resource Economics
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1007/s41130-018-0063-z
dc.relation.issn 2425-6870
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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