The growing concern about the future of agriculture and food production increasingly requires the awareness of farmers to the rational use of productive resources. Good practices for the use of land, water, supplies and management of crops play a key role in ensuring the sustainability of the production system for future generations.
Crop rotation occurs in all the farmlands of SLC Agrícola. The predominant rotation in our Farms in the Center-West region is soybeans + cotton 2nd crop in the first year and soybeans + corn 2nd crop in the second year.
In the Northeast, the Farms located in Maranhão allow for the duo soybeans + corn 2nd crop in the first year and cotton in the second year. The Farms located in Bahia and Piauí make use of the rotation of soybeans and cotton, or the succession between soybeans and cover crops.
Among the benefits of crop rotation, we can highlight:
– Sustainability of the agricultural system.
– Lower incidence of pests and diseases.
– Easier weed control.
– Utilization of residual fertilizer for the succeeding crop.
– Dilution of fixed costs.