One of the many challenges of crop production is the year-to-year fluctuations in plant response, which in some cases might seem random. However, the underlying principles of plant performance are very basic in nature. Understanding the principles behind location and season-to-season variability is paramount for a successful agricultural system. Things become even more complex when multiple crop species are involved in the planning. Hence, this publication proposes an excel spreadsheet to aid farmers, market gardeners, and home gardeners when creating a planting plan in different areas and weather patterns in the state of Virginia.
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May 11, 2022