We have topdowned, subsoiled at 5.95 metres. Left over winter and spring cultivated with the 11.9 metre Dalbo. Ed Banks has come in and drilled on RTK at 5.95 metres, 12 rows at 49.5 cm spacings. We aim to harvest with the a 6 row at 2.97 metres, trailers to work at 2.97 metres on the previous pass.
Sunday, 30 March 2014
After 25 years which 16 years spent with us and 10 of those as the main machine we say good bye to our JCB 525 67. As a young buck fresh out of college It was the first machine I bought for the farm in 1998. Sad to see it leave for its retirement job with my cousin mucking out horses.
Spring Drilling is underway for spring peas. Prophet variety for human consumption. Alexandre is using the Horsch 6 metre powerharrow combination with the John Deere 8345rt.
Friday, 21 March 2014
Thursday, 20 March 2014
Sammy drilled the fuego Spring beans at 280kgha. Being grown for the human consumption market in Egypt.
Tremendous amount of blackgrass grew over the winter allowing a stale seed bed pre drilling. It's amazing to see dust behind the drill, an inch below the surface is very wet.
Sunday, 16 March 2014
Wednesday, 12 March 2014
With the sun being out all week and the rain keeping away we are in a position to start spreading chicken manure to the crops to put back organic matter and nitrogen rather than being reliant on manufactured nitrogen. Sammy is spreading and Julian is loading with the digger. The second spreader we hope arrives today to speed up the operation.