Considering the rapid rise of foreign exchange, it is now unavoidable to show awareness and be digital to reduce agricultural costs.
Indeed, the unreasonably high costs are also pushing the limits of farmers. Moreover, it is becoming challenging to discuss sustainability for the millions of farmers who can barely put their money together for planting with these high costs, try to have income and pay off their loans, strive to cultivate the yields with drought and frost issues of this year, and depend on agriculture to meet family expenses in case they do not have any income other than agriculture.
Any farmer going through similar circumstances would ask themselves whether they could reduce their costs a little bit. Moreover, maybe a few simple precautions would work. Let's share with you those:
Many inputs such as fertilizer, seed, medicine, electricity are subject to foreign currency, thus, directly influenced by the world economy. Shouldn't it be essential to pay extra attention to using foreign-dependent products in countries, like ours, with increasing foreign dependency?
Well, How Will We Do That?
Let's consider fertilizers, for example. Today, most of our farmers consume fertilizers, seeds, and pesticides based on their established know-how or their responses when they consult with their spouses, friends, or neighbors. However, what should be done instead?
If you perform an analysis for soil and other needs (such as leaf analysis), you can fully satisfy the nutritional elements your plant needs throughout the year. Moreover, the cost of the relevant analysis will not exceed the profit from the more economical use of fertilizer. Conducting a soil analysis, you can reduce the amount of fertilizer to be used and learn many other values such as soil salinity and acidity by having a grasp of your soil. If we follow an accurate fertilization and irrigation practice, we will have the chance to decelerate or halt the desertification of our soil and even make it fertile again by using less fertilizer and irrigation.
Excessive fertilization, disinfestation, and irrigation are destroying our soils. Considering the thousands of living beings in the soil, the fertilizers you use are not absorbed by the plant directly. Sometimes the plant absorbs the fertilizers after small creatures, called microorganisms, break them down. Let's not destroy the soil with these kinds of incorrect practices. Let's remember that it is the soil producing the product out of the relevant plant. With infertile land, there can be no agriculture.
Well, what can we do about it?
If we consume other inputs such as seeds, pesticides, electricity, and water similarly,
If we prioritize scientific facts instead of traditional know-how and the suggestions of your acquaintances, that is, receiving assistance from professionals to determine the need first,
If we use the seeds whose productivity and quality we know in the suitable mellowness of soil at the appropriate time and in the amount as recommended in other inputs, as illustrated in detail on fertilizers,
If we follow the winter practices accurately,
If we use protective support products and keep our fields and gardens clean without allowing diseases and pests to nest in our production areas,
If we emphasize biological and cultural control, consume a chemical plant protection product (pesticide) at the minimum level (that is, at the necessary point when the economic loss threshold is reached) with the recommendations of a professional, and use all other inputs meticulously, you will be surprised to find out how much your costs and expenses will reduce.
We wish you a year of productivity and a bountiful harvest.
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