Harvest?

Not really a harvest. More like an exercise in getting our planting seed back for next season. Results were disappointing. Both wheat and chickpeas were planted on limited moisture – enough to get a start, but most failed with tough drought conditions. The very light crops were almost ripe when the rains came. 70 to 100 mm fell early November – too late to do any good. Fortunately we only planted 25% of our country. This picture below represents the best of our chickpeas this season at 0.75 t/ha. It appeared to be a reasonable crop, but many aborted empty pods, and single seed pods cut yields in half.
Putting this winter crop behind us, we move forward with new opportunity to plant a summer crop on this November rain. More to follow…

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