The growing concern about the future of agriculture and food production increasingly requires farmers’ awareness of the rational use of productive resources. Good practices in the use of soil, water, inputs and crop management have a fundamental role in ensuring the sustainability of the productive system for future generations.
Crop rotation occurs with all of SLC Agrícola´s crops. The predominant rotation in our Midwestern Farms is 2nd crop soy + cotton in the first year and 2nd crop soy + corn in the second year.
In the Northeast region, the Farms located in Maranhão allow the “double” 2nd harvest of soy + corn in the first year and cotton in the second year. The Farms located in Bahia and Piauí use the rotation between soy and cotton, or the succession between soy and ground cover crops.
Among the benefits of crop rotation, we can highlight:
– Sustainability of the agricultural system;
– Lower incidence of pests and diseases;
– Greater ease in weed control;
– Use of residual fertilization for the crop in succession;
– Dilution of fixed costs.