Making sure the bad crop years don’t hurt as much

We can never overcome all the impacts of adverse weather, but good soil management will keep the yield hit to a minimum


The trouble with following an excellent year for growing crops, like 2010, is dealing with the disappointment when this year’s crops don’t measure up to our expectations. The hurt is especially sharp when crop prices are at historic highs.

As you look up and down the concession, however, it is easy to see that, while everyone suffered with the challenging weather in 2011, not everyone suffered equally. Was it just luck? Or is there something you can do to make sure you are in the “lucky” group the next time the weather turns against you?

Better Farming - November 2011