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.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Rust? A shower may be prescribed..
The crops look good, trees are growing well, and the oats are "in the barn." The mild weather has been pleasant, but is conducive to rust disease. We put a fungicide on this month to prevent the disease, but we will continue to watch for it.