2020 Campaign starts with some inconvenience
2020 campaign starts with some inconvenience
In the countryside it has always been said that no year is the same as the past, but this campaign that we are starting these days in April we are sure that it is not the same as the past campaigns, and we wish that it will never be repeated. Yes, we are talking about COVID-19.
In spite of this, AGRÍCOLA JJF continues with its planning of sowing since this isn’t going to stop us. We will take the necessary measures so that our products arrive at their destination with all the assurances.
To prepare the land, during the winter months the soil is turned with the disc plough, this makes the fungi and viruses disappear with the winter frosts.
In the last phase of preparation, we make some ridges, which will be where we will put the plastic.
When April comes, we’ll put the plastics back in the ground. With this tool we will make sure that no weeds grow around the plant, so the nutrients in the soil will be for the melon or watermelon plant.
Another function of the plastic is that, in the months of April and May, some nights can be cold, in this case, the plastic makes the temperature of the soil rise and thus keep the plant healthy.
Once we have the plastics adhered to the soil, AGRICOLA JJF will move on to carry out its transplants. The first was on April 17th for watermelon and on April 22nd for melon. From these dates we will be doing transplants in different plots until the last week of June.
At present, the greatest risks for these first transplants are night time drops in temperature, as well as heavy rain or hail.
The following 45 days, in addition to carrying out some tilling phase, we will be watching the evolution of the plant to observe any deficiency (water, disease) in order to act immediately.