Riverine Plains Blog
The ups and downs of harvest (and running a property every other day of the year) can be extremely taxing. Managing stress is crucial to avoiding burning out mentally and physically or creating long term health issues.
Each day is different – some days will run more smoothly than others so be aware of this and know when to take a break, switch paddocks or call it a day.
Try to think rationally and not over think things. Discuss options openly with your harvest staff.
Share the responsibility with others and delegate tasks when possible.
This season is testing the resilience and patience of farmers in our region and while harvest is currently very stop, start and erratic, it is important to keep safety at the forefront.
Options for Harvesting Canola
It is important to assess your paddocks and make decisions based on the trafficability, potential rain forecast and seed colour change (SCC).
- Standing still is not an option in today's world
- Changes will happen whether we are ready or not
- Improvement in our farming systems can't happen in isolation
- New ideas come from being connected to peers and experts.
We all know that change is an inevitable part of life and running a successful business. As author Louise Penny said, "Life is change. If you aren't growing and evolving, you're standing still, and the rest of the world is surging ahead".