Wednesday, April 09, 2003

P. M. Porter, et al. "Organic and Other Management Strategies with Two- and Four-Year Crop Rotations in Minnesota," Agronomy Journal 95 (2003): 233-244:
This research documented long-term corn and soybean yield response when grown under OI [organic input] and HI [conventional high-input] management strategies. While there was a reduction in both corn and soybean yields in the 4-yr OI strategy compared with the 2-yr HI strategy, the OI strategy had lower production costs than the HI strategy; consequently, net returns, without taking into account organic price premiums, for the two strategies were equivalent...
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