Seed bed: What grade do you get on your cropping report card?

Understanding how your yield compares and what factors affected it can help you plan for next year


Unlike school, where the students get their final report card in June, farmers get their grades in the fall when the crop is harvested. This is an excellent time to assess your soil and nutrient management program, and to plan for any changes that need to be made for next season.

Better Farming - November 2009