The Choice of Crop Rotation: A Modeling Approach and Case Study Academic Article uri icon


  • Many farming situations involve crop rotations. This has led to many farm linear programming models which explicitly include crop rotation considerations. However, for the most part crop rotations have been modeled using explicit predetermined rotations. An attempt is made to relax this requirement, allowing the model to determine freely the optimal long-run rotation. The approach is tested on a Northeastern Oregon farm. Data are developed using regression analysis of historical cropping records. Risk-neutral and risk-averse formulations are tested. The model develops a plausible set of rotations and does not require the rotations to be predetermined. © 1986 American Agricultural Economics Association.

author list (cited authors)

  • ElNazer, T., & McCarl, B. A.

citation count

  • 51

complete list of authors

  • El‐Nazer, Talaat||McCarl, Bruce A

publication date

  • February 1986