What is Crop Yield?
Crop yield is a standard measure of the amount of agricultural production harvested
'the yield of a crop' per unit area of land. Harvest yield is the most commonly used measure for cereals, grains or legumes.
How does it work?
To estimate crop yields, farmers count the amount of a given crop harvested in a sample area. Then, the harvested crop is weighed, and the yield of the entire field crop is extrapolated from the sample.
Crop yield can also refer to the present generation of seeds. For example, a grain that produces five new grains would have a yield of 1 : 5. Sometimes the yield of crops is simply referred as