Hilgardia
Hilgardia
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Hilgardia

Rice straw burning: Alternative policy implications

Authors

Richard L. Nelson
Peter K. Thor
Christine R. Heaton

Authors Affiliations

Richard L. Nelson is Postgraduate Research Agricultural Economists, Department of Agricultural Economists, U.C., Davis; Peter K. Thor is Postgraduate Research Agricultural Economists, Department of Agricultural Economists, U.C., Davis; Christine R. Heaton is Postgraduate Research Agricultural Economists, Department of Agricultural Economists, U.C., Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 34(2):4-6. DOI:10.3733/ca.v034n02p4. February 1980.

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Abstract

Burning rice straw, the residue of harvesting, pollutes the air and is possibly hazardous to health, but other alternatives proposed so far would place a heavy economic burden on growers who may not be able to pass their expenses on to consumers. The most likely long-term solution will be to find a way to utilize rice straw, possibly, for example, as fodder for cattle.
Nelson R, Thor P, Heaton C. 1980. Rice straw burning: Alternative policy implications. Hilgardia 34(2):4-6. DOI:10.3733/ca.v034n02p4
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