The peas unloading. The variety of peas we grow is Kaspa. There are many varieties of each type of grain. The durham we grow is Hyperno, wheat is Correll and barley is Maritime. I mentioned earlier that I also grow canola. This is a new thing for me. I have ordered enough canola seed to do 80 hectares (200 acres), but I don't remember what variety that is going to be. Anyway we'll see how we go.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Shiftin some Seed Peas
Prior to each seeding season (the time of year I plant the crops) I have to organise all the seed grain. I grow durham, wheat, barley, peas and now canola, so I have to have enough seed to cover all the paddocks I want to plant. As it turns out I have started leasing the neighbours farm this year and will need more seed. It was lucky a mate of mine happened to keep more pea seed than he needed so today I went down to his place to get some more seed.
This picture shows unloading the peas with the cup elevator. I used the elevator to minimise the damage to the peas. Every time they go up an auger more of them split and thus become unusable as seed, and these peas have already been through the auger a few times.