The sandplain region on the south coast has predominately sandy soils which are subject to erosive winds when ground cover is likely to be scarce. This can often result in production losses of crop and pasture. There is concern that wind erosion will lead to the depletion of the soil resource in the long term. The model is multi-period linear programming with a planning horizon of 10 years. Effects of wind erosion on production can be imposed on the model for the first five years after the erosion event.
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Wind erosion, Mathematical models, South Coastal region (WA), Western Australia, Erosion control, Sandy soils, Linear programming
Bathgate, A D. (1990), An economic model for evaluating strategies on the south coast of W.A. which reduce wind erosion : documentation. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Report 110.
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