This is probably as good a time as possible to mention that Ben and I have a difference of opinion on nearly everything that happens on the farm. From marketing grain to what crops to plant. We are very competative and even compete to see who can burn chaff cart piles the quickest, who can sow a paddock the neatest,or can capture the best grain prices and so on and on!!! We have been having discusions for the last few days on wether to start sowing again or not, but came to the mutual decision not to.
The thing is Ben and I chose to live and work togther, so I can only imagine what it is like for siblings that are on the farm together who do not entirely see eye to eye, which is a problem in so many farming families.
Soil testing was also carried out by our Agronomist Steve Watts last week, we try to test as close to seeding as possible so the results are as relevent as can be for the growing crops, as we base our nitrogen requirements on each individual paddocks results.
This is a deep 60cm soil sample showing soil profile in one particlar paddock
We had Steve out yesterday checking out some weeds and also mouse action, so unfortunatly we are baiting some paddocks before seeding now as they are heavily infested, the first paddock we sowed is coming up now and that is getting its second baiting, just around the borders.
Well its forcast for rain wed/ thur next week so lets see what happens, we will start seeding a couple of days before hand if its looks certain. Then I suppose we will be pulling some very long hours to try and make up some lost time.
Canola 7 days after it was sown
wheat just 4 days after it was sown