|You cant see the weeds if you go fast enough!!!|
Ben checking for blocked boots/ heads/ missed strips etc
|The burnt patch( about 5 acres) hammered again by the winds, we will not resow as it is coming through slowly.|
|Chemical damage on Canola|
|Bifora city in wheat !!!!|
|Steve round the kichen table doing a planning session|
We have had Steve our agronomist out looking at our fertiliser requirements for the year based on our deep soil test nitrogen results and target yields. The target yields will be adjusted throughout the year depending on rain fall, but so far looks promising.
We Sold our first wheat swaps yesterday, time will tell if it was a good move or not. The physical price is trending upwards at the moment because of production issues in the US and Russia. This is exciting news for us, and hopefully these prices continue improving through to harvest.
Also some news is we are planning on making changes to our farm yard, we are looking into building a new american barn workshop in a better position in the yard. We will eventually knock the old one down. It has done the farm proud, it was built in the 1920s originally as stables for Ben grandfathers racehorses and Clydesdales. It was made at the time from reclaimed material from the Moonta coppermine buildings when they were demolished. We will try again and salvage as much as we can for our next project. We have a lovely little orchard smack bang in the middle of the yard with the best orange and apple trees growing in it, that is going nowhere so we will just have to drive around it. Anyway we are busy for the end of the week spreading more snailbait and eventually putting the seeder away for another year.