Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

East-Central and Southeast Iowa Crop Information

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Crop Profits Check List

One of the challenges of crop production is to produce the most net crop income. Meeting this challenge is especially important when crop prices are low. Some management decisions come with a cost or a cost reduction as well as a return (hopefully) while others have no net effect on costs but help raise returns.

Several items do not impact costs but impact returns. Many would classify these as "doing the little things right." They include:

Other items have a cost implication as well as a yield implication. Some of them are: