Technology, complexity and change in agricultural production systems

@article{Sassenrath2008TechnologyCA,
  title={Technology, complexity and change in agricultural production systems},
  author={Gretchen F. Sassenrath and Philip Heilman and Edward C. Luschei and G. Bennett and Gavin Fitzgerald and Phillip H. Klesius and William F. Tracy and Julius R. Williford and Paul V. Zimba},
  journal={Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems},
  year={2008},
  volume={23},
  pages={285 - 295}
}
Abstract Technological advances have contributed to impressive yield gains and have greatly altered US agriculture. Selective breeding and directed molecular techniques address biological shortcomings of plants and animals and overcome environmental limitations. Improvements in mechanization, particularly of power sources and harvest equipment, reduce labor requirements and increase productivity and worker safety. Conservation systems, often designed to overcome problems introduced from other… 

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