In our opinion, the sowing task is our favourite job. We work to sow a few days per year (about 15 days) but they are really funny. It is a job you must carry out with high accuracy (our Cerea autoguidance system by GPS helps us) because it is the first step to have a good crop and good harvesting yield... when we finish sowing a field we are satisfied with the work done, as long as the result is appropriate. In our area it rained in October and first days of November so soil was fine to sow. Our followers told us that in others areas of Spain it didn't rain for a few months and they aren't enjoying their sowing tasks.
This campaign we have diversified our crops and we have sowed a few varieties of cereals and pulse vegetables. We have been carrying out this process for many years to rotate our fields with different crops and in order to have better weed control. Normally, we sow sunflowers but this year we have already sowed all our fields except some fields that are going to be fallow whole year.
The seeding dose used in our crop sowed are below:
- PR Wheat: 240 kg/ha
- Narbonensis Vetch: 225 kg/ha
- Comanche Pea: 220 kg/ha
- Trujillo Triticale: 210 kg/ha
- Hispanic Barley: 210 kg/ha
- Mariana Vetch: 180 kg/ha
- Lentil: 150 kg/ha
What seeding dose do you use in your farm?
Our great friend Oscar (from El Provencio) sent us a few interesting pictures of his sowing works and his new Lamusa Europa 2000 XSR seed drill. He told us the seed drill works really very fine and he will be able to finish sowing tasks really soon... Unfortunately, the soil is dry and the work is not perfect as he likes it... we hope it rains soon because we need water in our fields. Also, Diego and Cesar sent us a few pictures about their Claydon, Aguirre and Lamusa seed drills...thank you very much!!
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