Adopting new agricultural practices

 

 

What makes farmers try new practices?

Date:
March 14, 2017
Source:
University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
Summary:
Change is never easy. But when it comes to adopting new agricultural practices, some farmers are easier to convince than others. A group of researchers wanted to know which farmers are most likely to adopt multifunctional perennial cropping systems — trees, shrubs, or grasses that simultaneously benefit the environment and generate high-value products that can be harvested for a profit.

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Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.