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farmerjo

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  1. Welcome to the maize and rotational crop thread, Here we will try to collect data,photo's and views of maize and rotational crop growers to help increase the knowledge of tv farmers. There are so many things to talk about,soil preparation,seed variety,fertilizers,yields,spray applications,pests and diseases,rainfall,harvesting,prices and the list goes on. We hope readers can gain as much out of this as those who already participate in the successful threads of farm photo's,rubber trees,pigs and cassava. To get the ball rolling we would like to start with a topic a week but of course if anyone has any questions maize related,fire away and someone will try to give some good advice back. So this weeks topic will be Soil preparation. There's a few different ways to prepare a field, One way is to spray and go no-tillage, Another is to plough the field with a 3 disc plough followed by either a seven disc plough or rotary tiller,this is tillage. Below are pic's of a sprayed no-till field and a first pass 3 disc . . .
  2. farmerjo

    How Is The Dry Season Looking?

    Bad news ozzydom,saw police a few villages away having a meeting with the public today,hopefully not for same reason. If you have power for lights i would go with rows of electric fence,just turn off when you want to enter.The beauty of electric is you dont need to many posts,just a few droppers inbetween,wish i had of done that instead of 5 rows of barbed wire which they can still climb thru if they want. Luckily i live in an area that has no passing traffic only a couple of dozen farmers around.
  3. farmerjo

    How Is The Dry Season Looking?

    Had 101mm for june so far. I start to get worried this time of year on as getting the tractor bogged requires a excavator to get it out.
  4. farmerjo

    How Is The Dry Season Looking?

    Had 28mm over last 2 days and still sprinkling,good start to june.
  5. farmerjo

    How Is The Dry Season Looking?

    The season is moving along ok here. Ended up with 75mm for april and had 97mm so far for may. Rocket festival for 2 days now which will bring drunken havoc,not sure about rain. Good news is my new shed starts getting built after the festival.
  6. farmerjo

    How Is The Dry Season Looking?

    I 'like' the fact that you got some rain ... but not liking that you had such a severe storm. When something similar blew the roof partially of MissFarmGirls Aunts house at the Family Farm, the government was forthcoming with some repair monies after the damage was assessed as being genuine. Can you get the same assistance? Yes,someone from orbitor came out and took pictures,think there going to give 60 sheets of iron. Got 3 guys here helping stack the old iron and timber,will build this one out of steel trusses and tek screws no more timber and nails. Another 31mm of rain today,little less wind thankfully. All of a sudden rainfall for april is above average
  7. farmerjo

    How Is The Dry Season Looking?

    I 'like' the fact that you got some rain ... but not liking that you had such a severe storm. When something similar blew the roof partially of MissFarmGirls Aunts house at the Family Farm, the government was forthcoming with some repair monies after the damage was assessed as being genuine. Can you get the same assistance? Yes,someone from orbitor came out and took pictures,think there going to give 60 sheets of iron. Got 3 guys here helping stack the old iron and timber,will build this one out of steel trusses and tek screws no more timber and nails.
  8. farmerjo

    How Is The Dry Season Looking?

    Well we got a thunderstorm this afternoon,from the driest i've seen it to worst storm ever. Hail and a couple of inches quickly(not exactly sure as the wind blew top off rain guage). Was scary in house watching your 15x10 meter shed get throw in pieces 300 meters away,demolished. The worst feeling was being in house with wife and 3 year old son watching the carport shaking thinking it was about to lift off into my powerlines and take down 800 meters of them. As farmers do start rebuilding tomorrow. On a bright note i think i felt better than my neighbour who was in his sala that blew down then had to resort to the little brick toilet for 2 hours
  9. farmerjo

    How Is The Dry Season Looking?

    This is our driest start since 2005,43mm for the month although a thunderstorm can change that quickly. Will look to plant corn in august now as we have missed the window for this time of year. Not all is lost,will mess around with some rice as have enough water on farm to get this started.
  10. farmerjo

    How Is The Dry Season Looking?

    Was it nice soaking rain ... or a torrential downpour? Soak-in or run-off (the land)? Enjoy the golf ... . Land was ripped up so took it easy over 3 hour period,as for golf score,back on tractor tomorrow
  11. farmerjo

    How Is The Dry Season Looking?

    Hooray,out of nowhere 35mm rain last(phuphaman)will feel better on golf course today
  12. farmerjo

    How Is The Dry Season Looking?

    Normally opening rains are at songkran,land is ripped up ready to go for corn,but wont be rushing in till i see at least 2 inches of rain. Hotter than the norm this year which is keeping the sugar growers busy irrigating their fields.
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