Crop planning is a vital but too often overlooked aspect of farming. A well-crafted crop plan allows farmers to stay on track, and is the best way to help ensure maximum returns from every acre.
Crop plans may vary in complexity, and are often revised as the season progresses as well as from year to year. However, having a plan, even a basic one, can greatly reduce the stress and chaos involved during production while enhancing productivity and profitability.
A crop plan may include but is not limited to crop selection to meet specific needs; selecting multiple varieties, matching specific fields and planning pesticide programs to meet variety needs; knowing you cash flow needs in advance; and setting performance goals.
A profitable crop farmer is a well-prepared farmer.