A driving component of yield is growing season weather. The unpredictable nature of weather can make or break a crop and makes planning a real challenge. Weather influences everything from yield potential to nutrient availability, pest pressure and timing field operations. Because of this, yield targets are constantly changing, and plans need to be adjusted as the growing season progresses.
The best decisions for your crop are made out in the field. Out in the field is where you can properly assess yield potential, pest pressures, and nutrient requirements. But even then, there are still difficult decisions that need to be made.
Soil types, growing conditions and yield potential can vary greatly across even the smallest of geographies. You need firsthand knowledge and experience with local growing conditions to get the most out of your input dollars. Its not only about choosing the right products, but you also need the right timing, the right rate, and the right placement to get optimum results.