Farming is not easy, not pretty, not wildly profitable. And I had no prior experience; then, why did I even get into it? I believe I felt a connection. Plus the challenge excited me - To be a successful farmer nowadays, one has to be equal parts entrepreneur and agronomist. As I dug into it, I also found farming to be fulfilling. That's how I branched into agriculture, as the Sanskrit aphorism "Vriksho Rakshati Rakshitaha" (Trees, when protected, protect you) took on a new meaning for me.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Carpenter ranch update: One spray to defend. One spray to protect.
We applied a spray of herbicide to the entire floor of the orchard. We then mowed the dead weeds and the orchard cleaned up nicely.
We also finished applying the "hull split" spray. The spray includes an insecticide for Peach Twig Borers and Navel Orange Worm, the two most serious worm pests of almonds, and a miticide.