The best place to start making every acre count is to create an optimum growing environment. It's really a matter of circumstances. Consider Liebig's Law of the Minimum. Also known as the "father of fertilizer" for his discovery of nitrogen fertilizer as an essential plant nutrient, Liebig formulated the theory of plant growth that instructs our pursuit of maximum yields today.
The Law of the Minimum simply states: Plant growth is not controlled by the total amount of resources available, but by the scarcest of those resources. In other words, yield is limited only by the weakest link.
In pursuing maximum yields, we put the law of the minimum to the test. Through the support of your local FS Crop Specialist and Agronomy team, you can start to create the optimum environment that permits plant genetics to perform at their full potential. And when you can identify and reduce the effects of the most limiting growth factors in your growing environment, you are on the path to maximum yields. Respect the Minimum to Achieve the Maximum.
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M Minimize Environmental Impact
O Optimize N Availability
M Maximize Harvest Yield
On-Farm Discovery - Find the high-yield formula for your acres with your data.
• Create a plan with your FS Crop Specialist
• Utilize current good agronomy
• Minimize questionable inputs/practices
• Act upon the plan
• Evaluate the outcome
• Adopt changes to management practices
By minimizing environmental impacts that keep yield down, and optimizing N availability, you can discover how to maximize your harvest yield. Always based on good agronomy, the discovery process follows protocols that will help you evaluate the results of an input or practice change, and put those changes into place. In this way, FS Green Plan Solutions/On-Farm Discovery and your FS Crop Specialist help answer your questions, on your fields, using your data through site-specific analysis and market information management.