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Green Technologies for a More Sustainable Agriculture

For U.S. agriculture to continue along a sustainable path of economic development, further production increases must be generated by technologies that are both profitable and more environmentally benign. In this context, we assess the role of these green or sustainable technologies in steering agriculture along a more sustainable path. However, the lack of markets for the environmental attributes associated with green technologies can limit their development. In addition, simply making a technology available does not mean it will be adopted. Experience with green technologies such as conservation tillage, integrated pest management, enhanced nutrient management, and precision agriculture demonstrates that even when technologies are profitable, barriers to adopting new practices can limit their effectiveness.

Publication Name
ERS Agricultural Information Bulletin
Downloadable Documents
Author
James Hrubovcak, Utpal Vasavada, Joseph E. Aldy
Publisher
Washington, DC: USDA Economic Research Service
Page Numbers
iv, 38
Publication Date
June 01, 1999
Publication Type
Reports and Guides
et al. Author(s)
Linda Calvin, Jorge Fernandez-Cornejo, Dwight Gadsby, Ralph Heimlich, Wen Huang, Paul Johnston and Dale Leuck
State
National
Keywords
Environmental Benefits, Farming Practices

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