Food is the most basic need of man; it is fundamental to human existence. But, as a gardener, you know that there is along process – from preparing seedbeds to sowing, to crop nutrition to management – to make sure that the food you grow is worth eating.
Factors to consider before cultivation
Lots of things can be discussed under the subject of food cultivation. There are state-of-the-art farming systems and new production techniques. New technologies have paved the way for the increased volume and diversity of produce available in Australia.
Changes in the climate have also brought about a split between growing periods – winter and summer. Australia is divided into two cropping regions – northern and southern. While some areas are able to produce just one harvest per year, some are able to produce both a winter and summer crop depending on the quality of soil types. The same variety of produce may cultivate differently on a different soil type and rainfall zone areas.
Things to consider prior to crop cultivation
Are you getting ready to grow some produce? This checklist could help you in your preparations before crop cultivation actually takes place:
- List down the crop varieties and last season’s yield results. Use this as a framework during planning phase for the current season.
- Industry research reports provide additional information about statistics on crop quality and harvest quality. The purpose of having these reports handy will be for data comparison between previous results and setting up of objective. Projected forecast will be the approximated in terms of level of crop quality achieved or volume of harvest.
- Determining the soil in the region will help in determining which crops will likely yield such as dry land summer crops or winter rainfall crops. In the event that the soil may not be good enough at the time being, it may need fortifying.
- Monitor crop growth and general crop health. This way, it will not impinge on potential yield.
- Intensified monitoring of pests and weeds management will ensure that crops will be free from diseases and the harvested produce will be safe and nutritious.
- Consider consulting a crop advisor in order to develop a long term weed management program.
Are you ready to grow some produce?
There are numerous ways to acquire knowledge before getting ready for growing produce. Listed above were only some major points to consider that will help yourself determine whether you are indeed ready for this commitment. Lots of information is now readily available whether online or in paperback regarding modern agriculture.
Crop cultivation in this era is technologically advanced compared to the way it was a decade or two ago. Agricultural science is evolving to become more and more sophisticated as plenty of research programs are being developed for the benefit of delivering a more prosperous grain industry.
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