Yield farming is a method of growing crops that uses a careful combination of inputs such as fertilizer and water to maximize crop output. It uses the same principles as organic farming but with a more precise application of nutrients and pest control.
This can be done by using more intensive agriculture methods, such as mechanized equipment or growing multiple crops at once. Yield farming can have advantages over other types of farming but has challenges and risks. The goal of yield-farming is to increase the number of crops grown per acre or hectare (1/2 acre). This means the crop would produce more calories than it consumed to thrive.
How yield farming works
Here, the farmer plants seeds and then lets the plant grow according to its natural schedule. The farmer doesn't need to watch over the plant or provide it with any care, so there's no fertilizer to buy or water to distribute. The yield farmer is also called a maximizer or a maximizer of profit.
In yield farming, there are two main types of crops: annuals and perennials. Annuals produce only one year's worth of crops; for instance, corn produces only during the summer months. Perennials grow year after year without needing much care from the farmer — at least not during harvest time — so they're great for areas with short growing seasons.
Yield farming can be used with any growing method, including soil, hydroponics, aeroponics, and soilless systems. It's possible to use a combination of methods to achieve higher yields.
The yield farmer maximizes his profit by using advanced techniques such as double cropping, intercropping and no-tillage farming. Double cropping is when two crops are planted in the same field at different times of the year. For example, soybeans and corn will be planted side by side in the same field for the same time during the growing season. This allows for more biomass per acre to be produced from each crop since there are two plants instead of just one plant, which would require more specialized machinery.
Intercropping can also increase biomass production on an acre by planting multiple crops at once, which then share resources (like nitrogen). This allows for a greater return on investment than single cropping because it allows farmers to use less land/water per pound of product produced due to increased efficiency due to shared resources between different crops being used by one plant at once.