Yield potentials and yield gaps in soybean production in Austria - a biophysical and economic assessment

Franz Sinabell


context of analysis:
• stakeholders. policy relevance: CC and protein crops
• research problem:
• how large is the yield gap and what can be done
• data
• approaches
• findings
• discussion and outlook


yield gap analysis is a daunting task
• what can be learned
• economics matters: prices of crop and other crops
• land expansion: more land becoming more marginal
• management matters a lot but – not directly observable in data
• significant knowledge gaps still there
• way forward:
• look at other crops
• explore options to improve management

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