Sunday 16th August, 2009
Even though the vining peas are completed, there is the small matter of the bypassed peas to harvest. When you go into the field they are flat on the floor, but it is incredible how well the combine picks them up. The recovery is very good. If what we are experiencing is anything to go by, then seed crops generally should be good, and it would be nice if this was reflected in the price. Seed cost is something that has shot up in price over the last two years. In 2007 it represented 27% of our total costs, in 2008 35% and this year will be close to 40%. Costs of this magnitude are unsustainable, if it is not reflected in the sale price. The boys are well on with cleanning the machines. Particular attention will be given to the 08 machine, so that it sparkles for the Lord Mayor's parade in November!