Thursday, July 29, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
- Garnet - canola (I started seeding planting the canola)
- Mace - wheat
- Commander - malting barley
- Bladder clover - the pasture seed
All but the canola was sown on the same day, which made for quite a tiring, fiddly day. See it's quite a task loading the bags into the air seeder, then calibrating for that particular seed, sowing roughly 10 hectares with the new seed and then doing a full clean out (which isn't real easy with a shearer airseeder). And repeat those steps for each new seed variety.
I have to admit that I was quite pleased when I had finished with all the fiddling around and could get back onto seeding the barley. Maritime barley is the last variety I have to go this seeding, so I am on the home stretch now, with only the 32mm of rain we had a coupla days ago to hold us up. A few more days now should see us out.