Any proud grower knows that no two fields are the same. Each field and each acre has its own unique strengths and weaknesses. Each has different degrees of compaction, fertility, soil type, drainage, weather vulnerabilities and more.
With such variations, any attempt to maximize crop yield, must start with a personalized understanding of the field being planted. Granted, when dealing with 20,000 acres, you can’t very well familiarize with each and every one of them, let alone dedicate unique attention to each. However, you do want to create a scalable operation that will yield the highest return. And with today’s solutions, you can.
Here are the four basic actions that every crop consultant should consider for addressing such variations and generating a unique plan to bring out the best in the field.
1-Know your field’s roots
This is key! Know the history of your field. Have a look at yield maps from previous years to identify weak spots as well as the hi-yield areas. Make sure you have a soil map for the field, indicating the differences in soil type from acre to acre. Most precision farming solutions will be able to generate a historical benchmark that will guide your initial decisions.
2-Plant by zones
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