Diffusion of soil erosion control practices in the olive orchards of the alto genil basin (Granada, Spain)

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Estudios de Economia Aplicada
  • Volumen: 29
  • Número: 1
  • Fecha: 01 January 2020
  • Páginas: 359-384
  • ISSN: 16975731 11333197
  • Source Type: Journal
  • DOI: 10.25115/EEA.V29I1.3943
  • Document Type: Review
  • Publisher: Ascociacion Internacional de Economia Aplicada
© 2011 Estudios de Economia Aplicada.This paper analyses the degree of adoption of different soil conservation practices in the olive groves of the Spanish province of Granada using data from a survey of olive farmers. No-tillage and mulch using the grinded pruning residues are the most widespread practices, while few farmers do other more traditional practices. Despite its effectiveness in reducing erosion and its inclusion in the requirements of several agri-environmental measures, the use of vegetated covers is quite reduced. The diffusion processes of the main conservation practices have been based on the interactions among farmers rather than in other external factors.

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