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Making a Case for Curbing Spending on Inputs

Few signs point to a recovery in crop prices in the near term, which is making it imperative growers find ways to hold down costs.
As the industry downturn is well into its third year, producers are now taking an even harder look at minimizing the use, and thus the cost, of crop inputs like fertilizers and pesticides, wherever possible without sacrificing crop yields. The quest to reduce inputs without giving up crop productivity presents dealers and manufacturers with opportunities to work closely with their farm customers to improve everyone’s bottom line.
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Can Application Technologies Reduce Ag Input Costs?

Three years of low grain prices are forcing farmers to minimize production costs. Developments in how they apply inputs will be an important part of growers’ cost cutting.
Proper placement of seeds in the soil is considered by many to be the single most critical step in producing high yielding row crops. This is because success with planting operations sets the stage for everything that takes place with the crop afterward.
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