1.
Production Practices

YIELDS
  1. What are the approximate yields per acre for major crops raised?

PRACTICES

1.

For farms primarily producing field crops (e.g., grains and legumes)

 

1.1.

List the major rotations, including all cover crops and fallow periods (including duration and timing)

INPUTS

1.

What are the most important purchased inputs you use on your operation?

 

1.1.

Crop production

 

1.2.

Livestock feed

2.

Do you apply manure or other waste materials to your land?

3.

Where/how do you get inputs for farming?

4.

Has that been a problem or barrier to your success?

PEST AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT
  1. What do you do to manage pests and diseases?

  2. How satisfied are you with your ability to manage pests and diseases?

  3. What do you do to manage weeds?

  4. How satisfied are you with your ability to manage weeds?

PASTURE/GRAZING MANAGEMENT

1.

What approaches do you use to manage pastures or grazing on your operation?

2.

How satisfied are you with your grazing management practices?

3.

What are your biggest problems or obstacles to managing your pastures/rangeland more effectively?

4.

For farms producing both livestock and field crops

 

4.1.

Do you rotate hay or pasture?

 

4.2.

Do you produce hay?

 

4.3.

What advantages and/or disadvantages do animals provide in production of your field crops?

 

4.4.

What proportion of your grain crops is feed?

 

4.5.

Do you feed/graze cover crops or crop stubble?

 

4.6.

How does the presence of animals change your grain crop rotation?

SOIL RESOURCES
General Soil Characteristics (for the major soil types only)
  1. Please describe the soil types on your farm.



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