Agricultural Economics Department


Date of this Version



Environmental Economics, 2(3)


© The author(s) 2019

Open access


The objective of this study is to identify which farm or farmer characteristics explain tenants’ perceptions of whether landlords are supportive or not of no-till farming and to describe landlords’ attitudes towards tenants switching to no-till on their land. Results indicate that size of farm, percentage of the farm in wheat, and having a cash lease were found to be the most significant variables influencing farmers’ perceptions about landlords’ disposition toward no-till or more intensive spring cropping. The first two were negatively correlated and the last was positively correlated. Overall, farmers appeared to be more pessimistic regarding landlords’ acceptance of no-till than were landlords themselves.