The month of August is one to put your summer crop production plans in perspective. In the last two articles, we have focused on maize yields and limiting factors to crop yields in general, highlighting soil pH and rainfall amounts and distribution. In this month’s issue, we focus the dynamics of soil physics and biology, and how these affect the production potential of crops in a particular field. In more ways than one, the yield capacity of an environment is impacted by the aspects of soil physics such as texture and depth, as well as aspects of soil biology such as populations and types of microbes and soil organic matter (both humus and crop residue). The production potential of a soil is used as a guide to determine what crops can be grown in a particular field.

At SeedCo, our commitment is to offer seed solutions to every farmer, and further advise them on how to extract the best of the potential of the seed. When we echo our mantra, “It Starts With The Right Seed.”, we are emphasizing that: