Why keep records?
Farming today involves more than just growing a good sugarcane crop. Farming is a business that requires just as much time spent on the business as in the business. A good record keeping system will provide the information necessary to make better farm management decisions. Adequate records are also required for tax purposes and provide evidence that a grower has met their duty of care. The system of record keeping implemented should consider recording information on nutrient inputs, changes in soil fertility, weather records, crop details, soil and leaf test results, crop productivity and ultimately profitability on a block by block scale.