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...

October Crop Update

The big dry rolls on, with no rain recorded in September. Yields are well down, but no sense in dwelling on what might have...

Chickpea Update

Our chickpeas have handled the dry conditions well to date, but good September rains hold the key to a successful crop. If it stays...

August Crop Update

Our crops hang in the balance as the dry continues. Yield potential is slipping away every week. With no rain forecast before September, it’s...

Farm Tours

We’re running a series of farm tours next month to coincide with Walgetts’ “Bulldust to Bitumen” festival to lift the profile of ag in...

New Cotton

Transition between seasons, as winter crop harvest approaches and summer cotton...