Crop yields are a vital part of any farmer’s day since they determine how successful their land can be. Discovering how to enhance crop yields is essential for successful farming. But now, thanks to technology. Farmers have access to new technology and farming methods that can raise crop production, which is critical for their farm’s long-term viability. Drone, tractors, GPS are some examples that can reduce their load and make their time more effective. Meanwhile, many factors can reduce the quality and success of farmers’ harvests, such as flood, drought, limited land, water system management, etc. Before we go to the effective ways to solve crop failure, let’s see the detailed factors that can cause crop failure.
Climate and weather conditions have been highly erratic in recent years. The cultivation seasons disrupt because of the continual fluctuation in meteorological conditions.
Several human activities impact the success of crops in the fields. The use of harsh chemicals could cause the crops to wilt. Poor disposal of industrial waste products, which may increase greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere, is another activity that could lead to crop failures.
Poor farming methods and skills can also cause crop failure. Poor agricultural practices are primarily the result of a lack of awareness of contemporary farming techniques and a lack of financial resources to adopt technology in agriculture. Monocropping and neglect to apply fertilizers and pesticides are two farming practices resulting in crop loss.
You cannot avoid those things, but you can anticipate these practical ways to solve crop failure.
Planting two or three crops in the same field protects you from bad weather. The logic behind this agricultural strategy is that diverse crops grown together are less likely to share insects and disease-causing agents. It will allow for a higher yield if all of the space use one crop.
Controlled traffic farming uses three-meter permanent wheel tracks to limit the detrimental effects of soil compaction on rainfall infiltration, rooting depth, and crop output. Controlled traffic farming has a wide range of advantages. The most important is better soil structure, which complements the gains made by no-till and stubble retention practices.
Reduced dust in summer when spraying on permanent tracks
Improved trafficability in winter for spraying and spreading
Decreased soil bulk density
Farmers may still get the most out of their crops by employing digital tools in addition to chemical and biological crop protection control techniques. Farmers can use digital agricultural technologies like GPS and sensors to diagnose a specific plant disease, for example, straight away and on the field, reducing crop loss from the start. Farmers can join training on digitalizing crop processes using software like GPS and sensors. After this, it will be easier for them to implement the agricultural technology and follow the technology development for better crop management.
In the second part, we will continue some factors that cause crop failure and cases from countries that have struggled with crop failures in the last few decades and how much loss they had. We will also describe powerful techniques to solve crop failure. For instance, using long storage, improving genetic resistance, and so on. So, stay tuned on the Avirtech blog, subscribe, and get the latest information about precision agriculture technology.