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Fertility And Soils
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from Fertility And Soils
"There was a time in agriculture when greater yields always meant greater profitability. Today’s economic environment is characterized by high input costs and depressed commodity prices. Under this scenario when the optimum input/output relationship has been attained, more inputs do not necessarily result in greater returns on investment. Therefore, today's agriculture paradigm requires management that addresses production 'optimization.' This is the point where a previously known level of inputs maximizes outputs before incurring into greater investments that result into diminishing returns. There is a need to think in terms of a three-way interface constituted by climate, soils, and crops, and how to adequately manage them in order to optimize yields."