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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Forestry, Economic Analysis, Computers

Abstract

FOREST RETURNS is an interactive computer program developed at Iowa State University and designed to aid landowners in making economic comparisons of land use alternatives. The program calculates benefit-cost ratio, present net worth, realizable rate of return, and cash-flow listing of the cost-revenue stream of four land use types: timber, Christmas trees, row crop, and pasture. Each land use type is analyzed by a separate section of the program which asks the user for information on the estimated costs and revenues specific to the land use being analyzed. Currently, FOREST RETURNS is written in Apple Business BASIC V 1.1 for Apple III computers, but the program could be adapted for use with several similar microcomputer systems. This report describes the logic and operations of FOREST RETURNS.

Publication Date

December 1983

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

90

Issue

4

First Page

154

Last Page

157

Copyright

© Copyright 1983 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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