If you require agronomic or farm management advice
Ross Watson Agriculture P/L
Scone.NSW. Australia. 2337.
Phone: (61) 2 6545 0128
Mobile: 0428 658 704
Ross Watson Agriculture's happy customers at Kia Ora Stud.
Record maximum temperatures of 39 to 40C for March are forecast in the Scone area today! It was 36C here yesterday. This is like peak summer temperatures and we are in autumn. From historical temperature recordings since 1900, the frequency of these extreme temperatures in March say over 38C, have been occurring at an increasing frequency in last 50 years and even more so in last 20 years. These high autumn temperatures hardly occurred in the early 1900's. Our climate has changed and our summer lasts well into March. We need to consider the elevated heat stress risk with early winter forage sowings with this obvious trend in our climate. ... See more
One of our many outstanding , 10 year old, subtropical pastures , on light acidic soils. This pasture has endure several tough and drought seasons, and continues to perform. This pasture is responding to some recent storm rain, in this serious and continuing drought in the Upper Hunter. These grasses are highly efficient at converting rainfall into pasture, as seen here. ... See more