Agricultural Policies and Soil Degradation in Western Canada: An Agro-Ecological Economic Assessment. Report 3. The Integration of the Environmental and Economic Components.

Aziz Bouzaher, Jason F. Shogren, Derald Holtkamp, Philip W. Gassman, David Archer, P. G. Lakshminarayan, Alicia L. Carriquiry, Randall Reese, William H. Furtan, R. César Izaurralde, James Kiniry
March 1995  [95-SR 75]

This report describes the interface between RS-CRAM (resource sensitive Canadian Regional Agriculture Model) and the environmental components of the integrated modeling system for crops, crop sequences, and management systems representative of western Canadian agriculture. An experimentally designed set of EPIC (Erosion Productivity Impact Calculator) simulations were performed to generate erosion output that was then used to construct wind and water erosion metamodels (response functions) for several Canadian provinces.

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