If you’ve been disappointed in your crop yield for the past few years and are looking for innovative ways to significantly increase your crop yield, Arden Andersen has some great ideas to discover 5 unique yet simple ways to increase your crop yield.
5 Simple ways to dramatically increase your crop yield.
- Choose high-quality seeds
No matter how perfect your soil conditions are, when it comes time to plant your seeds, if you opt for cheap, low-quality seeds, a large percentage of your seeds may fail to sprout seedlings. So if you don’t want to waste your valuable money on seeds which will fail to grow, it’s well worth investing in high-quality seeds, the first time around. Rather than being forced to start over by resowing your crop from scratch.
- Consider opting for hybrid seeds
If you’re not on a tight budget, you may want to seriously consider opting for hybrid seeds which are far more sturdy and durable than regular seeds. As a bonus, hybrid seeds grow far faster than regular seeds, which is great if you’re impatient when it comes to waiting for your crops to grow. If possible, it’s also well worth opting for non-GMO seeds, which will promote the growth of more nutritious crops.
- Make sure to test your soil, before you decide to plant your seeds or seedlings
In order to give your seeds or seedlings the best possible chance of reaching maturity, it pays to run tests to ensure that your soil is ready for planting before you go ahead and plant your chosen seeds or seedlings. As even high-quality seeds are unlikely to grow in the wrong conditions.
- Don’t be tempted to forgo using fertilizer
Why is it worth using fertilizer, when it comes time to plant your seeds or seedlings? Fertilizer is nutrient-rich and will provide your seeds or seedlings with essential nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus, and potassium.
One of the main reasons why it’s worth investing in fertilizer is that while most soil contains a healthy dose of nutrients, you’ll be able to grow healthier crops by giving your seeds or seedlings a little extra dose of nutrients.
- Make sure that your field or garden won’t be flooded with excess water
When it comes time to prepare your field or garden for planting, make sure that you’ve given adequate thought to drainage. As if your field or garden becomes flooded after a heavy rainfall, your crops will become waterlogged and will probably die in the process.
So it’s definitely well worth figuring out how to protect your crops from becoming waterlogged with excess water. As an example, you may want to create a drainage system, which will lead excess water away from your crops. Which may save your crops from dying before they mature and can be harvested.
So if you’ve been looking for fuss-free, foolproof ways to ensure that your crop yield increases this year, it’s well worth implementing all five of the tips listed above in order to ensure that you harvest your biggest crop yet!