"Because of rotation our yields are phenomenal"
20 März, 2018
20 March, 2018
Rotating crops and chemistry is a foundational practice
It pays off
Short-term profit maximization doesn’t work on a farm, Roy says. In his efforts to ensure his fourth-generation family farm is passed on to the upcoming fifth generation in an economically viable state, he has been grateful for farsighted advice from crop protection representatives. “They see the bigger picture,” Roy says. “They advise us not to use their product in a particular year because if we did, we’d run into problems. A sales guy stepping back like that generates loyalty and respect. If I’ve got a choice next time round, I’ll take that guy’s product because this time he recommended a competitor’s product with a different chemistry.” It’s this emphasis on long-term sustainability, and not short-term gains that is helping Alberta farmers like Roy to tackle the weed resistance problem.
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