Estimation of the productive sustainability of a dairy farm located in central Chile
What is it about?
This investigation uses EPIC (Erosion Productivity Impact Calculator) to estimate long term decline (due to erosion) in the yields of maize, alfalfa and ryegrass used as forage in a dairy farm located in central Chile. The evaluation model proposed is thought to be a useful tool in the quantification of the degradation of natural resources and it is hoped that simulators such as EPIC will soon be widely used in Chile in determining
Why is it important?
At present, sustainability is an important issue in scientific discussion and research. However, little progress has been made on how to quantify the most important aspects which affect the long term sustainabity of a productive system.
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