I am eagerly awaiting the latest soil tests to come back from the DPI, i have tested both paddock 1 and 2. I am hoping the results are positive and all of the hard work has been paying off. I am sure some remineralisation will be needed, but the tests will reveal all.
After a very successful Summer crop of Millet it was time to incorporate the green cover crop into the soil. A slashing and a lay off period of a few weeks to let it settle and start to decompose before the winter crop was sowed.
I sowed a mixture of Oats and Dunn Peas into the very lightly harrowed ground, after three weeks and plenty of rain it is showing very good early signs. I plan to let it grow for 10 weeks, before the construction of a new orchard takes shape. I will have the soil tested before the planting in mid August. If the soil needs any mineralisation, I can do it prior to orchard construction.
I am hoping for a Ph around 6-6.5 and good carbon content with CEC above 15.
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