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Making good decisions under pressure

publication date: Feb 1, 2013
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This fourth article in my series about being resilient, understanding what’s going on with the plants and the weather, and knowing when to take action, is about tools to help busy farmers with complex decisions that have to be taken quickly. The middle of a hot field in mid-afternoon of the day you need to plant is not the best place to make a hard decision. It’s better to have a framework in place to lean on when the going gets tough. This involves carving out some time to prepare the framework in advance — another job for winter. In this article, I’ll share some strategies for decision-making and tell you how we decide to give up on a crop when we can’t get everything done.


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