center pivot management

Improved center Pivot management

There are a few common mistakes that growers should avoid related to their center Pivot management practices. Growers sometimes wait too long to begin irrigating, meaning surface moisture becomes depleted and the grower is left playing catch up. To compensate, they speed up the system and run it around the field every day. When growers…

rice

Tips toward good rice head yields

Here are several tips that will affect rice head yields, according to different studies. Varietal characteristics includes physical and chemical characteristics of grain, time of maturity, and uniformity of ripening. Time of planting. Early plantings of non-photoperiod sensitive varieties result in grain ripening during periods of wide day/night temperatures or high daytime temperatures which does…

establishing realistic yield goals

Cheap schemes to increase yield

There are some valid production practices that will add dollars to a farmer’s pocket, and they are cheap. In fact, they cost nothing except for the doing. Crop prices are set, and set low. The only way to make money is to bring the cost of production down. Going cheap doesn’t have to be a…