Wouldn't it be great if all the inputs, machinery and/or farming practices that promise to grow you an extra 2-5 bu were true and reliable? It would be easy to spend your way to a bumper crop. 2 bushels here, 3 bushels there... done deal! Unfortunately, it is not a compounding effect.... it's probably easier to spend your way broke than into prosperity.
I have worked with operations both big and small, with different management structures and business philosophies. The one thing they all had in common? They all sought the help of professionals.
If you are not walking your own fields, it is crucial you trust the person doing it for you. There are many experienced professionals that can help but it is difficult to replace your firsthand knowledge of your own operation.
Growing your operation may require a shift in thinking or habits to get to a new level.
"Take trial results with a grain of salt unless you have all the trial data at your disposal, you know the trial layout and you've been provided all the stats, otherwise the results could be made to show you what they want you to see."