Farmers’ costs continue to rise, just as profits continue to fall. Fortunately, there are ways to improve yields and increase crop profitability through efficient use of nutrients and water.
The environment in which a plant grows can greatly influence the harvest. Any environmental factor that is less than ideal can limit crop quality and yield. Because of the powerful seed technology on the market, most of the problems facing farmers today are the result of environmental stress, according to Oregon State University Extension researchers. In this sense, understanding how to better manage environmental conditions can reduce overall plant stress and ensure a better harvest at the end of the crop.
Ask any farmer in the world what will determine the outcome of the season and the vast majority will answer “the weather”. Every year, Mother Nature can bring unexpected benefits or challenges that farmers must adapt to to manage their business and produce the food the world depends on. Added to this are the continuing […]