No matter the crop, profitability hinges on getting more out of your crop than you invest to produce it. Unhealthy soils will not produce a profitable crop no matter how many inputs you sink into them.
In South Texas, fruit size matters. Texas farmers produce citrus for the fresh market, and small fruit does not contribute to their marketable yield.
Understanding the complexity of the soil supporting your crop’s growth is key to a successful future for your farm.
It all begins with healthy soils. To add value to a citrus grove, it's crucial for growers to first examine what’s going on with the foundation of their operation, then work their way up.
You can’t see them, but lurking under your soil are many different species of plant-parasitic nematodes devouring the roots that a healthy crop requires.