Simple Ways To be a Successful Farm Manager

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The main aim of every farm manager is to have good yield and make profit. Whether it is a large farm or a small sized one, a successful Farm manager is one who fulfils these objectives to optimum levels. Although everyone can plant crops and have them grow, successful farm managers do more than that. They ensure that a farm produces good yield season after season notwithstanding varying circumstances. This post reveals four simple steps you can take to be a better farm manager.

  • · Better organization of farm activities

A successful farmer always plans ahead. He sets aside time to organise all farm activities like fertilizer application, weed management and pesticide application before they occur. After completing each task, he keeps record on tasks performed for that day, and costs associated. Doing this ensures that he can make future decisions based on insights from past activities.

By going through records, a farm manager can tell how much each activity costs and how long it would take to complete. He can distribute and plan tasks ahead for farm workers and track efficiency by comparing with data recorded. This not only ensure financial prudency but efficiency in all operations on farm.

  • ProbityFarms helps farm manager track farm activity. Helping them organize better to be able to increase productivity
  • · Innovative Problem Solving
Everyday African farm managers face different problems on farm. Some would require immediate solutions, while others would need careful planning and weighing options. A good farm manager should be ready to use unconventional and innovative approaches to solving farm problems. For example a problem of insect pests can be solved with application of na’eem leave extracts, while crop rotation has been known to solve the problem of nematode infestation.

The key is to interact with other farmers and share ideas on how to solve common farm problems. Also, by utilizing technology, farmers also have an opportunity to practice smart farming and improve productivity.

ProbityFarms Advisory provides farm managers with tips and guidelines for each task and cost estimates

  • · Better Resource Management

For a farmer to be considered successful, he has to be proactive and make the best out of all available farm resources, especially when resources are scarce. By keeping track of all farm inputs and implements, a farm manager can be able to make the best of bad days. For example, a cost-saving technique could be to use mulch instead of buying fertilizer or when there is water scarcity, farm managers can utilize mulch to conserve water. To be successful, the quality of managing resources cannot be over emphasized.

Total costs and expenses displayed in ProbityFarm management software

Paying More attention to Minute Details

Crops always give little tell signs about their health and condition. It is up-to a good farm manager to recognize this signs and act accordingly. Yet, most farm managers do not notice damages done to their crop until it is too late.

For example crop diseases spread rapidly, but can also be curbed if control measures are applied timely. By looking out for these signs, good farm managers detect and avert losses on farm.

Farm managers can keep track of crop health with the farm pest management system of probityfarms. It has a directory of common diseases that affect plants and how to prevent or cure them.

To recap, a successful farm manager must do the following very well

  1. Organise farm activities very well to improve productivity.
  2. Have innovative problem solving skills and network with others to find solutions to farm problems.
  3. Be a good manager of available resources.
  4. Pay attention to minute details and be able to spot issues or diseases that might affect farm yield on time.
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