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Table 4 Input values for the Monte Carlo Simulation of yield-, price-, and yield increase fluctuation. SRC wood chips price (a) relates to SRC production pathway (a) and price (b) to production pathway (b)

From: A spatial explicit scenario method to support participative regional land-use decisions regarding economic and ecological options of short rotation coppice (SRC) for renewable energy production on arable land: case study application for the Göttingen district, Germany

  Wheat Barley Oilseed rape Maize (33% dm) SRC
Average yield [dt, t od] (2006–2015) 81.2 76.4 39.4 162.5 11
Standard deviation 6.3 6.9 4.4 9.5 1.1
Average commodity prices [€ dt−1, € t od −1] (2006–2015) 18.8 16.9 37.8 3.4 116.0 (a), 92.8 (b)
Standard deviation 3.9 3.8 7.5 0.4 12.4
Average yield increase [% a−1] (1976–2015) 1.6 1.5 1.4 0.3 0
Standard deviation 0.18 0.20 0.18 0.02 0