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The concept of timeliness recognizes that there is an optimum time to perform certain crop production operations from planting through to harvesting. If one or more of these operations is performed too early or too late, a timeliness penalty is likely to accrue, that is, yield and/or the quality of the crop is diminished, yielding a lower price to the farmer. For example, the ideal time to harvest grain is when the crop is ripe and the moisture is low (see also, Maintaining Working Conditions and Operation of Machinery).
This generalization corresponds to the substitution view of agricultural mechanization (Binswanger 1978). It differs from the net contributor view, which assumes that more machinery-in particular, tractors produces higher yields or other gains in output, regardless of the economic environment in which it is introduced. Such a view usually confuses the direct effects of mechanization with the indirect productivity effects of factor savings.

The concept of timeliness recognizes that there is an optimum time to perform certain crop production operations from planting through to harvesting. If one or more of these operations is performed too early or too late, a timeliness penalty is likely to accrue, that is, yield and/or the quality of the crop is diminished, yielding a lower price to the farmer. For example, the ideal time to harvest grain is when the crop is ripe and the moisture is low (see also, Maintaining Working Conditions and Operation of Machinery).
This generalization corresponds to the substitution view of agricultural mechanization (Binswanger 1978). It differs from the net contributor view, which assumes that more machinery-in particular, tractors produces higher yields or other gains in output, regardless of the economic environment in which it is introduced. Such a view usually confuses the direct effects of mechanization with the indirect productivity effects of factor savings.

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