To every farmer who has another crop in the ground, congratulations on a safe and successful spring. Many people believe that spring is the start to our crop year. However, 75 to 85 percent of your crops yield potential has already been dictated. We know that weather is the largest factor in predicting a top notch crop, but the decisions you have made up to now also have an impact.
As you were in your fields this spring, what did you notice and what were the things you would have changed to be more prepared? How did your combine perform last fall by spreading out the crop residue? The fall tillage? What were the field conditions as we prepared the soil for this year’s crop?
I’m Steve O’Neill with Corn Capital Innovations, and as we worked with our clients this spring, we were taking many notes on how decisions made a year ago are impacting our crop this year. As we watch this crop emerge, grow, and develop, we will be noting the differences and how management choices can relieve the stress on the plant. We understand the plant is telling the story of its nutrient needs and environmental stresses.
Are we on pace to double our production in the next 20 years using the same practices and tools we are using today? Here at Corn Capital Innovations, we are working diligently to make sure we are on the path to achieving our goals.
What have you noticed about this year’s crop so far?