Monday, February 8, 2010

Off to Christchurch

Today we fly out of Auckland to fly to Christchurch. We will pick up the rental car there, drive to the Hotel and rest a bit.

Then we will visit three farms around Ashburton tomorrow. First will be Allen Lill of Norwest seeds who is growing tillage radish seeds for the states and around the world.

Two other farmers want to meet and one has a 16 row JD planter, very large for the islands.

My goal will be to see if tillage radish will fit into these continuous notill corn rotations on the islands. They need something growing in their rainy off season and I don't know if they will work or not or if we need to find another cover crop like mustard or perhaps phalacia.

Driving on the opposite side of the road sounds like a wary challenge to me.

Say a little prayer for us.



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