When it comes to production practices involved in lease agreements, it is important for all parties to be informed and up-to-date on the latest practices. This information that has been gathered, related to some of the most common and newest production practices is meant to educate land owners that may be removed from the farm or it has been a while since they have actively been involved in the day-to-day operations of the farm. Production practices in Oklahoma have changed tremendously the last 10 to 15 years.
The two most notable changes are an increase in crop rotation and no-till crop production. These were not common practices in the 1980s and early 1990s but we have seen producers change their operations to take advantage of markets and the need to conserve soil and water resources. With increasing the number of crops that have been historically grown in Oklahoma, management considerations have changed, as well. For example, several newer crops cannot tolerate acidic soils so producers are required to apply lime to increase the soil pH. In the past, lime was hardly ever considered in an agreement but in today’s cropping systems, it has to be discussed. Knowledge of today’s production practices is critical in establishing a successful lease agreement that benefits all parties.
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