The Country Diary of a GenX Woman

Oats Loving the Rain

2013-07-09 14.51.11The oats are looking amazing, with a good colour, apart from one little patch in the middle that must have missed out on the fertiliser.   I will venture into the paddock tomorrow to gauge the level of the dreaded red-legged earth mite.  There are marks on some of the leaves, but the damage doesn’t appear too widespread.   I hope we don’t have many, as I don’t want to spray an insecticide.  I think the guinea fowl and the chickens are eating the mites, and I much prefer that organic method of pest control.

 

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