Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Dry, but not Done: Planting Winter Wheat

It is time to plant Winter Wheat in GriggsDakota. 
 The ground is very dry and there has been some discussion about whether it is prudent to put seed in the ground.
Jake is out with our 40 foot wide Concord Air Till Drill seeding the Winter Wheat despite the dry conditions.  
We are seeding into good stubble and we're optimists. 
 We have had a few spits of rain and when we finally catch a soaker, we want to have seed in the ground. The Winter Wheat will then have a chance to germinate and develop a healthy root system this Fall.
 On these fields we have trees that will catch whatever snow falls during the Winter. We hope to catch plenty of snow to keep our crop warm and safe. It will then melt and provide moisture to the land.
 Farmers are always at risk. Weather trumps all of our good farming practices. 
It has been that way since the beginning of the farm.
Optimism continues in GriggsDakota.

2 comments:

  1. Plant it in the dust, and the bins will bust!! At least thats what the old timers around here always say.

    Good Luck

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  2. Wheat plant is cultivated worldwide, and especially in the Asian countries. It is valued for its grains along with its medicinal properties of wheatgrass extract.

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