Minimize shrinkage: E-GRO Alert shows how

March 07, 2013
Written by By Paul Thomas, University of Georgia
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March 7, 2013 — Crop shrinkage is a profit killer. A simple one per cent increase in total crop sales can equate to a 24 per cent increase in your end-of-year profit margin.

In reverse, shrinkage affects your profit margin similarly. The causes of the shrinkage effect really kick in mid-crop when we tend to get busy and let things go we’d otherwise handle. In most cases, this crop loss is easily reduced if addressed.

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