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dc.contributor.authorMpanga, Isaac K.
dc.contributor.authorNeumann, Gunter
dc.contributor.authorSchuch, Ursula K.
dc.contributor.authorSchalau, Jeff
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-30T17:01:04Z
dc.date.available2020-03-30T17:01:04Z
dc.date.issued2020-02-20
dc.identifier.citationMpanga, I. K., Neumann, G., Schuch, U. K., Schalau, J., Sustainable Agriculture Practices as a Driver for Increased Harvested Cropland among Large‐Scale Growers in Arizona: A Paradox for Small‐Scale Growers. Adv. Sustainable Syst. 2020, 1900143. https://doi.org/10.1002/adsu.201900143en_US
dc.identifier.issn2366-7486
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/adsu.201900143
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/638079
dc.description.abstractExtreme climate variability is a major factor threatening crop production in Arizona State. However, limited information exists on how growers are adapting with land-use practices. Using data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Agricultural Census (2012 and 2017) of the US Department of Agriculture, this study investigates trends of land-use practices among small- and large-scale growers and their possible effects on harvested cropland. From 2012 to 2017, there are reductions in total farmlands (-0.5%) and vegetable production lands (-4%) with varying temperatures, precipitation, and drought severity index. However, harvested crop- and vegetable land increased by 3% and 11%, respectively, which was mainly influenced by large-scale growers. This coincided with an increase in sustainable land-use practices such as conservation agriculture no-till (103%), reduced tillage (71%), and cover cropping (123%) which are most popular among large-scale growers. Manure application also increased by 30%. However, there were reductions in other practices such as intensive tillage (-9%), use of commercial fertilizers (-0.2%), nematicides (-63%), and chemical diseases control (-16%). Unfortunately, non-sustainable practices (irrigation, insecticide, and herbicide application increased by 27%, 39%, and 10%, respectively. This study reveals potential benefits of sustainable agricultural practices in Arizona and a need for increased adoption among small-acreage growers.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBHen_US
dc.rights© 2020 The Authors. Published by WILEY‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectconservation agricultureen_US
dc.subjectcover croppingen_US
dc.subjectirrigationen_US
dc.subjectno-tillen_US
dc.subjectreduced tillageen_US
dc.titleSustainable Agriculture Practices as a Driver for Increased Harvested Cropland among Large‐Scale Growers in Arizona: A Paradox for Small‐Scale Growersen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn2366-7486
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Sch Plant Scien_US
dc.identifier.journalADVANCED SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMSen_US
dc.description.noteOpen access articleen_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.source.journaltitleAdvanced Sustainable Systems
dc.source.beginpage1900143
refterms.dateFOA2020-03-30T17:01:13Z


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© 2020 The Authors. Published by WILEY‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as © 2020 The Authors. Published by WILEY‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.