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Organic and conventional wheat production: Examination of energy and economics
Agro-ecosystems (1978)
  • G.M. Berardi, Western Washington University
Abstract
Small-scale wheat production by conventional farming methods averaged 48% higher energy inputs and only 29% higher yields per hectare than wheat produced by organic farming methods. Process analysis was used in evaluating the direct and indirect energy requirements of both production practices. The economic costs averaged 29% less per hectare for conventional wheat production than for organic wheat production, using a standard accounting procedure.
Keywords
  • Wheat production,
  • Energy and economics of wheat farming
Publication Date
May 1, 1978
DOI
10.1016/0304-3746(78)90002-1
Citation Information
G.M. Berardi. "Organic and conventional wheat production: Examination of energy and economics" Agro-ecosystems Vol. 4 Iss. 3 (1978) p. 367 - 376
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gigi_berardi/39/