The human mind is an ENIGMA. Our thoughts are either constructive or obstructive; creative or destructive.
I believe we have enough knowledge to achieve MUCH more than we are currently achieving. I am not talking about what we are achieving relative to conventional management. I am referring to the potential.
The above two photos have got me thinking a lot. The left hand photo is of a tuft of Panicum maximum growing with no added fertility. What is the potential carrying capacity when combined with leguminous trees and forbes – 10 animals / ha ? More ?
The right hand photo is a small plot of maize planted by hand with a precise plant population together with precision applications of lime and manure. The yield obtained solely under rain is 18 t / ha. Commercially it would be an achievement to obtain 9 t / ha.
The question I ask is : What is holding us back from achieving this astronomic productivity is all fields of farming ?