Day 69(ish) – Some data & final thoughts

This is roughly speaking where I’ve travelled. It’s a little abbreviated in Brazil since that got too complicated to map easily. My time in South America is almost up, but there are a few more things to say, and random pictures to insert. I met a guy from Embrapa yesterday who is running a program nearContinue reading “Day 69(ish) – Some data & final thoughts”

Day 63 – How to make money from farming

This is going to be a short post, as once again a South American quantity of overnight rain meant that we could not get out into the field. Okara is a company which specialises in using data, both Big and small, to inform land buying decisions for its investors. The idea is to find farmlandContinue reading “Day 63 – How to make money from farming”

Day 62 – Pasture rotations & SOM

Today was another INIA day, but at their HQ, with a researcher called Andres Quincke. Here they have been running a trial which is now in its 52nd year, they are looking at the effect of rotations on SOM levels. There are three continuous cropping treatments. Two use the same rotation: maize – barley/sorghum – wheat/sunflowerContinue reading “Day 62 – Pasture rotations & SOM”

Day 61 – Jesus: Rice Superstar

I’d only ever spent 3 hours in Uruguay before this trip, but for some reason I’ve always liked it. This time there was no queue at customs, my bag was the first off the plane (that’s a new one for me) and I could buy a cheap local sim card at the airport. A great start.Continue reading “Day 61 – Jesus: Rice Superstar”