As we draw closer to the start of the new season, it is very important to plan on how best and effective you are going to run through the season for higher-better yields while minimizing costs and losses in the process.
Just like any other undertaking, agribusiness needs ample time given to it before one can start off.
> Selection of seeds varieties : One important aspect is to choose between the several available seed varieties the best that suit your desire and nature of soil. A wrong seeds choice will cost you much time, energy and other resources. Hence choose what best suits your present operating area, demographics, weather and soil.
> Planting dates : They say a wrong date in agriculture will yield wrong output. Invest in learning when it is the right time to plant, weed, harvest etc. All these need to be at your fingertips.
> Seed protection : Your seeds are as important as your investment, ensure that they are fully protected from birds, pests and all forms of weather variations.
> Farm Care : This guides you on what you will need to do ensure that your farm is well attended to at all time. This can be before, during or after planting.
> Technology to use : Look out for the top and best technology to apply on your farm. Think about irrigation tools to have to ensure that water is always available, decide on soil testing technology to use.
> Post harvest care : In planning, do not undermine the possibility of post harvest losses and how best you will work out to avoid the same. It’s important to invest in post harvest storage facilities, transportation mode and marketing.
> Market research : Many times farmers under look the need to understand the market they wish to produce for. Many thus end up with too much or too little to serve. In pre-season planning, get to understand the market you will be offering what ever you will be producing, for profit maximization.