Modern technology has made commercial farming a much simpler process when compared to the days gone by when the average farmer would need to toil much more for far less produce than the farmer of today. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the kind of farm equipment that today’s commercial farmer is using. You, of course, have the tractor that’s a kind of work-horse really and today you can fit just about any attachment to your tractor.
The attachment could be for levelling the soil or for digging deep furrows. You may need to break up the compacted soil or remove the weeds in between rows of your crop. Attachments are also required for dispensing various additives such as weedicides and others required for balancing the pH of your soil. Farm equipment would consist of various kinds of sprinklers and rock picking equipment. You would need equipment for both making the bales and putting them away. While you go about the business of farming, there is a very vital point that bears consideration. This is the aspect of land stewardship.
Modern farming has to prevent any harm to the environment as well. This brings in the vital concept of land stewardship. Unfortunately, when you are ordering new farm equipment, it is always with the objective of extracting the maximum from your farmland or pastureland. In the process of doing this, it’s quite likely that you are endangering the environment unless you take care. The use of chemicals is a point that is worth considering. When the overflow from your land drains into water bodies nearby land stewardship demands that you ensure that the kind of farm equipment that you use will also make sure that your soil is porous enough to prevent such overflows by maximizing porosity levels with the use of right kind of aerators. Only a judicious use of weedicides, pH additives, chemical fertilizers and other chemicals will ensure that in your pursuit of lucre you are also being responsible not only about making profits from your land but in caring for the environment that is sensitive. To that extent, land stewardship and the selection of the right kind of farming implements are actually inter-connected.