Thursday, February 21, 2008

Applying fertilizer? Not so fast!

Yesterday I hooked up our sprayer wagon with the thoughts of applying some liquid nitrogen fertilizer to some of our spring forages. I thought I could cover somewhere between 40-50 acres before the rain moves in today.

Wrong answer.

It turns out that our pto roller pump has deteriorated to some degree and won't deliver the pressure needed to spray out the N-sol at the correct rate. So, we're stuck until a new one arrives sometime next week.

Meanwhile, we weighed our cows' milk yesterday and should get preliminary results back today. I'm going to guess that our average (of only those milking) was around 67 pounds each.

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