The first time we used this chemical, Ben actually applied it when I was overseas visiting my mum in Scotland, when I came back I thought I would go for a leisurely drive and check the crop progress. I remember driving up to our back paddock at Fergies which is 108 Ha and seeing this yellow looking crop in the distance and having a huge panic to myself! Two seconds later I was on the phone to Ben who was away on a motorbike ride, I'm shouting the crops dying aghhhhh! He calmed me down quickly and told me it was perfectly normal reaction to the chemical and that it would grow out of it.
|Ben coming back in the yard from one of his many spraying trips|
|Hugo behind the wheel|
|Dow Agrosciences trial patch|
Since my last blog we have had 30mm rain. We have missed out on some of the big downpours around but we are still happy with the amount we have had. Overall everything is looking good.
I am starting to get very excited about grain prices. We have a signed up physical multigrade wheat at $300, mutigrade feed Barley at $255 and canola at $598. They have gone up a few dollars since this but we were very happy with these prices, and were keen to sign up into the present rally that is going on. Although heatwaves remain throughout the world I'm not sure how long these prices will last, better safe than sorry as they are historically good prices, and if it goes up at harvest, even better.