Under time pressure, the documentation is sometimes postponed to winter. However, when one has managed to get to the computer at the supposedly less stressful time, the precise data is often missing.
“On which date did I drill the field at the forester’s lodge? And how many kg/ha was it?”
At first, it’s forgivable. However, if one is confronted again a year later with the question of what the optimum sowing density would be at the right time for sowing, the previous inaccuracy becomes a source of frustration.
Exact data on sowing dates and sowing density are essential for continuous improvement in the upcoming harvest years. Finally, you will gain experience, for example, that sowing winter grains too early leads to a higher susceptibility to disease and, thus, to a higher use of crop protection products. Or you can see from your fields that a slightly higher sowing density can reduce the use of fertiliser during the tillering phase. Such information is the basis of future improvements and growth for your business.
“But how can I as a farmer still have time for my documentation during wheat sowing?”