March 17, 2008

One of the many lessons my farming partner has tried to teach me is the concept of “management”. Those farmers that drive around in their pickup trucks all day, seemingly lazing away the afternoon whilst looking out the window…aren’t so lazy. They are looking at every aspect of their operations, gaining an up-to-the moment “big picture” of what’s going on. Growth rates, soil moisture, irrigation strategies, weather forecasts, labor efficiency, weed control, crop progress, fertilizer strategies, and erosion control might constitute a partial list of the factors under consideration.