"The Grain Weevil is a 30-pound remote-controlled robot that uses augers and gravity to level grain and redistribute it throughout the bin. It is portable, waterproof and dustproof. If it is accidentally buried, it can dig itself out of up to 5 feet of grain."
I invite you to join us for our next American Sheep Industry webinar on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm CDT when Tom Boyer, Ben Lehfeldt, Brad Boner, and Rusty Burgett will join us to discuss "Sheep Genetics USA: Improving Genetic Tools to Enhance Profitability."
You can find out more and register for the webinar using the registration link provided below. Registration is free. This webinar is made possible with the generous support of the American Sheep Industry Association.
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"Just how hardy buds/flowers are in your orchard will depend primarily on the stage of development, and cultivar, but several other minor factors will play a role. ... Here is a brief tutorial for assessing damage in your blocks."
"Liming the soil to keep the pH in the optimal range for plants is a basic step to achieve adequate yields. As agricultural lime normally is a slow-reaction product, it is recommended to apply lime at least three months before planting. However, better late than never. If for any reason the soil was not limed three months before planting, there is no problem applying lime right before planting" (Dr. Luke Gatiboni, https://agfuse.com/rickfoster/posts/c0x2UklIOHlPb0hLY2t3MEdSeDN2dz09).
For more information about liming, check out this AgFuse Original.
"If we're planting our spring canola --- our fall-seeded canola --- if we plant it too early, we get a really big plant which will have trouble surviving the winter. And if we plant it too late, there won't be moisture near the surface."
While I have no experience in the field with farming among solar panels, I do like the idea. Our company, Treely, in the past has sourced potential sites for utility scale solar farms on behalf 174 Power Global / Hanwha Energy Corporation. So, I can say that the lease income for farmers is very lucrative.
In these days in time, life is harder for some than others....Keep holding strong family and friends: A little laughter to lighten the load:
4. Old ranch owner John farmed a small ranch in Montana. The Montana Wage and Hour Department claimed he was not paying proper wages to his workers and sent an agent out to interview him.
"I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them," demanded the agent.
"Well," replied old John, "There's my ranch hand who's been with me for 3 years. I pay him $600 a week plus free room and board. The cook has been here for 18 months, and I pay her $500 a week plus free room and board. Then there's the half-wit who works about 18 hours every day and does about 90 percent of all the work around here. He makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board, and I buy him a bottle of bourbon every Saturday night."
"That's the guy I want to talk to, the half-wit," says the agent.