DPH Posted March 29, 2007 Report Share Posted March 29, 2007 Temperatures have turned spring like. The meteorologist promised that our last bite of winter was this past week. We've been in mid 70's during the day, and with the absense of rain, some of our fields have begun to dry. The pecan trees have begun to bloom, which to a Louisiana rice farmer is a sure sign that its time to plant rice. The crop dusters have begun spraying the seed over the fields that we've waterleveled so far. About 3 days after the seed is spread, we began draining the fields. We noticed that one of our higher fields is dry enough to begin the tillage for our Clearfield (dryplant hybrid) rice. I had Bobby hook the 9270 up to the green disk and make sure everything was in order. We got the 6910 ready on the fertilizer spreader, while Craig brought the 9220 to the shed to retrieve the bedleveler. Dwayne showed up later with the 7210 to hook up the drill. Everything was brought back to the shop for an inspection. Not much work was needed on the bedleveler. Meanwhile I sent Bobby with the 9270 to start disking up the old soybean stubble. Dwayne showed up later on the 6910 to spread some fertilizer before the bedleveler passed. Finally Craig showed up with the 9220 and bedleveler to make the final tillage pass before the drill. This is a nice tool because it crumbles up the bigger clods of dirt. Finally at about sunset, Dwayne showed up again, this time with the drill. (I realize the drill may be big for the 7210, but it is really meant to be a 30' drill. I am working on plans to build a 30' tri fold later this year) After the drill is passed we will build up some levees, and start flooding the field once the plants sprout. Thats all for now. Questions/Comments Welcome. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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