DO WE NEED TIMING?
As an introduction to this symposium, I have been asked to answer the somewhat rhetorical question "Do we need timing?" To do so, I will first have to define timing and then to discuss "Who needs timing?" For both purposes, it might be useful to start with a description for a community of the commercial field production business of vegetables. This description will also constitute the basis of the other parts of this lecture, i.e. "historical background", "examples of timing", and "methods of estimating the economical effects of timing".
Carlsson, M. (1973). DO WE NEED TIMING?. Acta Hortic. 27, 17-22