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
Another week of direct drill sowing for clients, in the hope that good rain is not far away.
Definitely meets the definition of "dry sowing". Not our preferred situation, but we think, under current conditions , you need to have a percentage of your winter forage area sown, in anticipation of that potential decent rain event, which has a better than 50% chance of occurring over the next 4 weeks , based on historical rainfall records, to ensure you get winter feed away quickly. Once again direct drilling winter forage grasses into heavily grazed, drought affected pastures, on a dryland stud farm near Scone. ... See more
As drought conditions continue, early sown winter wheat , as seen here, and oat crops around the Upper Hunter , defy the tough conditions and move into survival mode, until some "real" rain turns up. Well managed fallows are critical under these conditions. ... See more