The stars at night are big and bright...

The stars at night are big and bright...
The stars at night are big and bright...

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Mise à jour de l'agriculture


Thought I'd give you a quick update on my recent agri-endeavors. Good news is the bermuda seems to be taking off. I wouldn't go so far as to call it a good stand, but it's a stand. There's some bare patches that I can only attest to my missing some spots with the spreader. It definitely could have been worse. It easily could have been better, too.

I used 3 lbs per acre of seed per the specs of my contract. The recommended amount from the seed dealer was 9lbs per acre. I should have gone with 9 but as the saying goes, po' boys got po' boy ways. The good news is it's Giant Bermuda and not a hybrid. It will head out and make it's own seed. That plus the normal root spread should quickly expand the coverage over a year or two.

2 comments:

The Donald said...

For grazin' or balin'?

RPM said...

To be completely honest, I haven't decided. Long term plan is definitely grazing. I had planned on baleing it but with the terrible sales I had last year not sure if I'll go back into baling or not. Everybody I know has hay sitting around that they couldn't sell. Nobody has any cattle anymore. They sold off their herds during the drought.