For farmers, there is a continual need to increase their yield. This isn’t necessarily driven by a need to boost profits. It is, instead, driven by the need to feed an ever-growing world population. This increased demand is putting pressure on farmers to find new ways to tend to their crops. They are seeking methods that will allow for faster growth and also increased production.
What has come to greatly benefit farming, and results in an increased vegetable yield, are the developments in plant breeding and crop technology. Farmers are now aware in advance of the coming weather, they are more knowledgeable in terms of soil nutrients, and they have new solutions to dealing with pests and disease. The move to improve yields has gone hand in hand with a move towards increased efficiency and sustainability.