7 Ways to increase crop yield for farmers:

Agriculture is one of the most important segments of Indian economy and is one of the leading sectors in providing employment. Agriculture in India has more than 50% jobs. Although, agriculture is such an important sector in Indian economy, it is quite unorganized and there is a lot of unproductive or sub par land which if utilized judicially, can reap great benefits to the owner. The state of the farmers in the country right now is not that great as they are not willing to let go of traditional and conventional farming methods and employ new technologies to increase their yield and thereby increase the profits.

Here are 7 ways in which, the farmers can increase their yield:

#1. Water Drainage:

Over irrigation or under irrigation of the field might lead to decrease in crop yield. Optimal amount of water should be added to the land so as to get higher yield. If the land is over irrigated, the roots won’t be able to provide necessary anchorage to the crop in wet soil.

#2. Crop Rotation:

It has been proven that growing the same crop for 2 consecutive crop cycles results in reduction of yield. The key to increasing the yield is planting different crops in consecutive crop cycles. Planting an alternating crop helps to diversify the demands on your soil.

#3. Right Time to Show:

Choosing the right time to sow the seeds for a crop cycle is very important to the overall yield of the land. There are a lot of hybrid seeds in the market which can help increase the yield but if they are not sown at the right time, the yield won’t be optimal. The best time to sow the seeds is when the soil is ready after it has gotten tested and the adequate amount of fertilizers are applied.

#4. Insects and harmful pests:

There are a lot of cases where an insect or pest attack has ruined the yield of the whole land. Take precautionary measures by applying optimal amount of insecticides and pesticides during the crop cycle so that the insects and pests do not ruin the crop yield.

#5. Soil Testing:

Soil testing is very essential for increasing the yield of a land. The best time to test the soil of your land is just before sowing of seeds at the start of a crop cycle. The soil test results will provide the amount of nutrients in the soil and thereby will determine the optimal amount of fertilizer that needs to be put into the soil so as to get optimal amount of yield. Also visit neoperk.co for soil testing solutions.

#6. Fertilizers:

There is a big misconception in the minds of the farmers that more the amount of fertilizers applied to the soil, more will be the yield. This is a wrong notion as the soil might be rich in some nutrient and poor in some other. In such a case, a fertilizer rich in the required nutrient should be added more to the soil. Therefore, to get higher yield, optimal amount of fertilizers should be added to the soil.

#7. Quality of Seeds:

The quality of seeds is very important to the crop yield of a land. Whether you are planning to increase the crop yield or increasing the agricultural productivity, quality of seeds has a pivotal role. Hybrid seeds naturally grow quicker and stronger with greater efficiency and should be utilized.

Crop yields depend on many factors other than these and there is no guarantee that even after following all these suggestions, the crop yield will increase, therefore the best way to increase the yield is to take all the precautionary measures and follow the right steps and hope for the best.

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Rushit Dantara

Co-founder and CMO