Thursday, November 3, 2011

Reseeding CRP

 Not all of the GriggsDakota CRP that comes up for renewal is being removed from the program.
These acres are being reseeded and continuing in the Conservation Reserve Program. 
The land has been in the Conservation Reserve Program for fourteen years. As part of our new contract, we agreed to prepare a seedbed and reseed. 
The former grass contained legumes that had not competed well with the hardier grasses in the mix. 
Jake is planting a new five grass mixture specified in our contract. It includes Purple Prairie Clover and Black Eyed Susan. Don't you love the word new? It's fun to try something new and watch what happens.
It's easy to see that this soil is very light compared to most of the land in GriggsDakota. 
Dust has been unusual this year. This land is well suited for CRP.
The GriggsDakota grasslands are going dormant this time of year. 
We hope that by seeding this field late in the season, the new grasses will be able to take advantage of our Spring melt for a big drink of water. The moisture will help the newly planted grassland get off to a good start next Spring or as Farmer Fred says "catch well." 
After a long Winter's nap in GriggsDakota.

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