In a perfect world there’d be no pests to deal with in our crops, but that’s not always the reality. As our crops progress throughout the growing season we monitor them for weeds, diseases and overall plant health.
There are many moving parts to a modern, no- till planting system and new technologies allow farmers to be more precise with seed and fertilizer placement. This not only saves time and money but ensures that each seed has the best possible start with minimal soil disturbance.
Ever been confused by the variety of choices in the egg section of the grocery store? Me too. We are extremely blessed here in Canada to have such numerous choices for food, including eggs.
Anyone want to go back to the 1930s and farm in foot-deep-dust? Me neither. Farming practices and advancements in technology have allowed farmers to reduce or eliminate the need to plow their land to prepare it for planting.
Part of the excitement of the spring is planting the crop into the unknown future of the growing season! Both my son and daughter experience this with me in the tractor while planting is taking place.
Have you ever taken a fresh pea pod, opened it up and taken the peas out? You’re effectively harvesting the peas, which really isn’t that dissimilar from a combine harvester, just on a different scale.
I love fall and here is my daughter and I harvesting the peas and peace. I always enjoy the weekends when my kids can ride with me in the combine and we can talk one on one for hours without video games!