10 PUSH FOR TOP YIELDS
MAXIMISE crop output to cut cost per tonne. Make sure any direct cost cutting does not jeopardise output. A typical example is the failure to adopt new technology, such as new fungicides.
There is a large cost saving of 10% plus off the going market rate by buying chemicals through a well run group. There will be a time-saving element too from not having to shop around.
One of the big savings is in emergency purchases which are often not priced at the time they are collected or delivered – even very keen buyers fall down on this. Group prices apply no matter how short the notice between ordering and collection.