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Forestry Versus Agriculture

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Land utilization economics has broadened to include all major land uses. Agricultural economists have added forestry to their list of alternative uses. The determination of optimum use must be preceded by a careful land classification, for which there are several bases. The author discusses a number of indexes and criteria of optimum land utilization, and suggests that each specialist in land economics co[odiaeresis]dinate his efforts with those of others, rather than to try to show his own specialty to be the most important.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: The Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics, University of California

Publication date: November 1, 1930

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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