As part of the Advanced Seeding Systems project, the first germination count of adzuki beans was carried out on at “Raymond Hill”, Dubbo, on January 30. They were planted on January 20. Random samples were taken of plants per lineal metre, for both the disc seeder and the precision seeder. . .
On January 20, Adzuki beans were planted on the Macquarie River flats of the Taylor family’s “Raymond Hill” property, south of Dubbo, at 7.5” spacings using a modified John Deere precision planter with fluted disc openers. This trial is part of CANFA's Advanced Seeding Systems project - an Australian Government Innovation Grant project. . .
An Australian Government funded project being run by some of the country’s lead conservation farming organisations and research institutions is aiming to evaluating more effective means of improving the population density of broadacre crops in Australia. Kicking off this summer, it will look at the possibility of modifying precision seeder technology for broadacre cropping. . .
Just letting you know that we arrived in our final country, Uzbekistan a few days ago. We had a busy day here at Tashkent, visiting the horticulture research centre and this afternoon at the office of irrigation. We discussed how the government and people are trying to improve the water use efficiency....it was a very interesting day.
Tomorrow we fly out early for Kiva and catch an over night train for Bukhara. We won't be far from the Afghanistan border!!
Having a great time and learning heaps. . .