Digitising Farm Operations

Farmers around the world face a constant ‘bombardment’ of new technologies that become available for adoption; choosing the ones that have the best fit,...

Wheat Update

There’s an air of excitement  here with harvest just a few weeks away. We wait patiently watching the wheat changing color, drying out, finishing....

Chickpea Update

Our chickpeas are loving the growing conditions after 25mm rain last week. There has been a lot of changes in the crop over the...

August Crop Update

Our crops continue to improve on good growing conditions. 20 to 30mm of rain was recorded across the farms over the last month. Some...

July Crop Update

Green.  Its hard on the eyes, for those who haven’t seen it for years. A very welcome relief after the long drought. Apart from...

Plant 2020

The season has finally turned around after the last 3 years of drought. 200mm of rain were recorded from February to April in the...

Toughest Year

2019 has been the toughest year on record as the drought has deepened for a third year in a row. 50 – 60 mm...

Tough Season

2018 will be remembered in these parts as one of the toughest drought years on record. We planted about 25% of our fields to...

New app for Farm Machinery Service

I developed a new app for Ricardo Farms that I am taking to the world. Farm Service Manager replaces the old service log book...

Harvest

You know its a hard season when the grasshoppers have to kneel down to eat your wheat. Not quite that bad, but we are...