Spatial ramifications of crop selection: Water quality and biomass energy

M. P. Russelle, D. W. Kelley, A. S. Birr, D. G. Tiffany

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The use of GIS in concert with simple or complex simulation modeling provides an unparalleled way to generate new data and to help a variety of audiences understand spatial patterns of data. From improved understanding, policy incentives can be crafted to reduce adverse environmental impacts of agricultural production at lower costs than would be necessary otherwise. In this chapter, two case studies demonstrate how GIS and modeling can be used to understand how crop selection and soils interact to effect environmental outcomes across an agricultural landscape.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGIS Applications in Agriculture
Subtitle of host publicationVolume Two: Nutrient Management for Energy Efficiency
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781420092714
ISBN (Print)9781420092707
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011


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