Marginal abatement costs for reducing leaching of nitrates in Croatian agriculture

John Sumelius, Milan Mesic, Zoran Grgic, Ivica Kisic, Ramona Franic

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The aim of this paper is to estimate marginal abatement costs (MAC) of N-fertiliser tax policies which aim to prevent NO., levels from rising. Estimates of MAC provide information oil how large reductions in N-fertilisation rates should be before other measures are considered. Based on N-response experiments from Croatian field trials with maize, N-response Curves were estimated and profit maximising N-doses were derived. Values of NO3-N concentration in lysimeter water from the same treatments were used to estimate an NO3-leaching function. A sample of 20 Croatian family farms was used to obtain records of producer and input prices as well as actual N-doses. Abatement costs and MAC for an N-tax, a product tax and an N-quota were estimated. The MAC for all the instruments are non-constant and increase at an accelerating rate. The MAC for N-taxes are positive for N-taxes lower than 60%, indicating a net return to society. Reduction rates in fertilisation up to this level should be achieved before considering governmental support for other measures. The N-tax has the lowest abatement cost and the lowest MAC for a particular level of reduction while the N-quota has a lower MAC than the product tax when total reduction levels are below 20 mg NO3 l(-1).
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
LehtiAgricultural and Food Science
Vuosikerta14
Numero3
Sivut293-309
Sivumäärä17
ISSN1459-6067
TilaJulkaistu - 2005
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä, vertaisarvioitu

Tieteenalat

  • 411 Maatalous ja metsätieteet
  • maatalous
  • ympäristö
  • kasvinravinteet
  • ravinteiden huuhtoutuminen
  • typpi
  • nitraatit
  • ohjauskeinot
  • lannoitevero
  • rajakustannus
  • lannoitteet
  • lannoitustaso
  • typpilannoitteet
  • agriculture
  • environment
  • nutrients
  • leaching
  • fertilizer application
  • nitrogen
  • nitrate
  • taxes
  • marginal costs
  • Croatia

Lainaa tätä

Sumelius, John ; Mesic, Milan ; Grgic, Zoran ; Kisic, Ivica ; Franic, Ramona. / Marginal abatement costs for reducing leaching of nitrates in Croatian agriculture. Julkaisussa: Agricultural and Food Science. 2005 ; Vuosikerta 14, Nro 3. Sivut 293-309.
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Sumelius, J, Mesic, M, Grgic, Z, Kisic, I & Franic, R 2005, 'Marginal abatement costs for reducing leaching of nitrates in Croatian agriculture', Agricultural and Food Science, Vuosikerta 14, Nro 3, Sivut 293-309.

Marginal abatement costs for reducing leaching of nitrates in Croatian agriculture. / Sumelius, John; Mesic, Milan; Grgic, Zoran; Kisic, Ivica; Franic, Ramona.

julkaisussa: Agricultural and Food Science, Vuosikerta 14, Nro 3, 2005, s. 293-309.

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkelijulkaisuArtikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

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