Input and operational costs as well as margin of selected cropping systems with occasional mouldboard ploughing from the Burgundy case study (adapted from Ballot, 2009).
|Cropping system scenarios||Costs (€ ha−1 year−1)
(€ ha−1 year−1)
|Herbicides||Mechanization||Total weed control|
|Reference system OWB||76||262||338||286|
Values in brackets are variations relative to the reference system. Nearly-direct margins were calculated for each crop by multiplying average crop yield and harvest price and substracting average herbicide costs and mechanization costs. Nearly-direct margins were then calculated over the rotation as the average of the individual nearlydirect margins of each crop of the rotation.
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