Farming is a science. Understanding the way that nutrition, weather, soil conditions and seed type interact to produce a crop requires an incredible depth of knowledge. Since the most crucial factor in farming (weather) is uncontrollable, the most successful growers are those who learn as much as they can about the factors that they can control, and then use that to their advantage.
Achieving a solid return on investment is one of the best ways to fight back against lower commodity prices, but how do we go about achieving it?
A good fertility plan provides crops with the nutrition they need throughout the growing season, as opposed to just one part. Applying all of your nutrition at one time is the equivalent of eating just one meal a day, and the crops will suffer because of it. The best way to achieve a solid ROI on your fertilizer purchases is to make sure that you’re taking a balanced approach to nutrition, instead of just focusing on one or two nutrients at a single application timing.