Sunday, 20 May 2012

Home and moving onto private study tour

It was good to get home to Gurra Downs and I managed to get through and catch up on all the admin and plantation work. We're coming into our Autumn/Winter period so grapes and pomegranates are going dormant and now only needing to be pruned by our mechanical pruning contractor.

There are a few late ripening dates which Shaun, Jesse and Kelsey will take care of so now seems like a good opportunity to head off on the last remaining stage of my Nuffield Farming Scholarship. This is the private study component where I'll be looking specifically at date production so we can improve our management skills and adopt new technologies. This study tour will be a further 10 weeks of travel and the countries I've elected to visit for specific reasons are: USA, Mexico, France, UK, Spain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, India, UAE and Indonesia.

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