Today we finished the execution of the first phase of mechanization and sowing of our agricultural project of production of one hectare of black beans (phaseolus vulgaris), I consider it an important step because of the difficulty for small producers to carry out this type of initiative, due to the lack of mechanization equipment, inputs and costs. We completed the mechanization of the land with the furrower and proceeded to planting. It is important to emphasize that before sowing we tested the germination of the seed and obtained 100%, this test allows us to forecast a sowing density of 100,000 points for one hectare, we expect no more than 10% incidences in the hatching of plants and losses due to other factors, for a real effectiveness of germination between 250,000 and 270,000 plants per hectare.
To guarantee this planting density we planted at a distance between points of 25 centimeters and between ridges of 40 centimeters, in this first stage we foresee the application of gravity irrigation, but the way the weather has been behaving here in the state of Monagas, we do not think it will be necessary. The next phase with the process starts with germination, growth, development, flowering and fruiting, this is the most delicate phase of the process, so we have planned a fertilization plan, integrated pest and weed management plan. Emphasizing that we are going to use organic products for pest and disease control and some agrochemicals for fertilization in addition to spraying with humus, we estimate a time for this phase of between 90 and 105 days.
During this planting phase, I enjoyed the company of two companions who were present during the process, walking along the ground and feeding on the small insects that emerged to the surface of the soil as a result of the furrower, the majestic cari-care hawk and the shy and mysterious alcaraván, two species of birds typical of our Venezuelan plains.
- Mis cavilaciones; un bajon en la motivacion es normal
- An unforeseen contact with nature/Un contacto con la naturaleza no previsto
- Lecciones de la naturaleza/Lessons from nature
- Iniciativa; 3 cosas de la naturaleza que me cautivan/Iniciative; 3 things of nature that captivate me
- Versos cotidianos; entre Bill y Ellon
Fotografías de mi propiedad tomadas con un teléfono samsung galaxy young / Photographs of my property taken with a samsung galaxy young phone.