Impact of Tenancy on Land Management

Willem van Vuuren, Peter Ysselstein
1984 Journal of the Northeastern Agricultural Economics Council  
Leasing of agricultural land is gaining in importance in North America. The impact of leasing on soil management practices is examined in an area in the Canadan province of Ontario. Prevailing land contracts are insecure and the rental land market appears to be imperfect in the area. Under these conditions leasing leads to undesirable soil management practices and consequently to a lower state of conservation and to lower crop productivity over time. A difference in soil management and crop
more » ... gement and crop productivity has been observed between owner-operated and rented land.
doi:10.1017/s0163548400004131 fatcat:wkk6gbt4e5dxvbgf33k2ybzdcy