Having known your yield will not only allow you track your progress as a farmer but also allow you  better your efficiencies, make possible adjustments that will enable you to increase your yield  comparable to other industries.

But, how do you go about this? You need to measure your yield the same way other industries are doing it.

Below are some of the common formulas used to measure yields.

1. Grams of Dried Product/Square Foot of Canopy

The Grams of dried product formula allows you to get the most basic measure of your yield according to the industry benchmark.

The length of your canopy coverage multiplied by its width is your square footage.

If you want to get your yield per square foot, you’ll have to divide your total dried product weight by the square footage.

Below is the formula you can use to calculate your yield per square foot.

Formula: Total dried product weight ÷ Square footage of canopy = Yield per square foot

This is not the most ideal measure because it doesn’t account for cycles per annum. For example you may have a bigger yield per square feet but, still someone with a lower yield is likely to produce more than you. Why? This is because your bigger yield might be only turning only two cycles per year whereas someone with a lower yield turning about six cycles per year.

However, still it’s the most commonly used measure used by many growers to compare their yields.

2. Grams of Dried Product/Cubic Foot of Canopy

To achieve your cubic foot of canopy, you’ll have to multiply your square footage by your canopy height.

On the other hand, if you want to get to calculate your yield, you’ll divide your total grams of dried product by your cubic footage.

Below is the formula you can use to calculate your yield.

Formula: Total dried product weight ÷ Cubic footage of canopy = Yield per cubic foot

This formula focuses on canopy height because, it gives ideal results compared to calculation of yield with square footage only. This implies mostly to vertical cultivation, which you can use Trellis.

3. Grams of Dried Product/Watt of Light

Grams of dried product allows you to calculate your yield relative to your total light power.

You’ll simply do this by dividing your dry weight by your lamp wattage as illustrated below:

Formula: Total dried product weight ÷ Total lamp wattage = Yield per watt of light

The above formula will allow you to measure your yield relative to your lamp strength. Efficiency is achieved here by the different lighting sources.

4. Grams of Dried Product/Kilowatt-Hour

This formula allows you to calculate your energy cost over your yield.

But, how do you go about this? First, calculate your daily usage then multiply your total wattage by the number of light operating hours in a day as shown in the formula below.

Formula for total daily energy usage: Total light wattage x light operating hours per day = Total wattage hours.

Bottom Line

If you had a difficulties before measuring your yield, worry not! Because, it’s simple if you implement  the outlined formulas. Everyone would love to achieve good yields and all it takes is to make these few adjustments.

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