There are many steps you can take to improve your farming yield and maximize financial returns. And these aren’t even “out-of-the-box”. The little measures and more care towards how you do what you can make a significant difference.
Here are five tips to improve your harvest:
- Choose the right crops– There are certain plants that yield more and better vs. the others in select seasons. So, if you want more harvest, you should ideally pick them over others. Some of the common examples are tomatoes, onions, radishes, cucumbers, beans, potatoes, hot peppers, and more.
- Use organic fertilizers– There are numerous benefits of organic fertilizers like compost manure. If you don’t already use them, stop with the synthetic agents right away. Organic fertilizers improve soil texture; they improve soil’s ability to hold moisture and nutrients; they pave for healthier soil and plants in the long run. Of course, most importantly, organic fertilizers are biodegradable, sustainable, and environment-friendly.
- Take care of the pests– This goes without saying… Be sure to be active in inspecting your crops for pests and taking quick steps into getting rid of them. In addition, take adequate preventive measures into controlling them; like have a good cleaning and clearing regimen, practice smart crop rotation, maintain crop diversity, and more.
- Actively prune– Many farmers take a rather reluctant approach to this. Don’t be one of them. Depending on what you’re growing, pick the right time for pruning. Start with a thorough inspection and find out what parts to keep and what to remove; remove the dead and diseased parts. Proper pruning and pinching will promote healthier yield.
- Plan your season properly– The objective here is to extend your growing season. The longer it is, the more you can produce. There are several plant protection ways how you can begin weeks sooner and continue harvesting even after the season has ended. So, figure out how you can make the growing season even longer.
These are five tips to help you get a better harvest.
Indeed, there are many ways you can improve the yield on your farmland. The key is to educate yourself by following the right resources, understanding how you can effectively use them in your own case, and then finally taking those steps.