As I write, the seed plant is almost finished processing and there is some grubbing and cultivation to complete. The bean stubbles have been sprayed ahead of next year’s corn (maize) crop and gypsum (calcium and sulphur) is being applied to the land.

Many farmers in the region were harvesting much later than us due to the poor harvest weather and so they did not get around to doing these jobs. This will add to their workload pressure next spring. Spring workload is perhaps the only benefit to accrue from the early harvest here arising from the summer drought.