Spring Wheat Planting

14 Mar

We got a dry window of weather here in the Willamette Valley, so we took advantage.  It may have looked more like a bunch of chickens with their heads cutoff, running around spraying, mouse baiting, fertilizing and planting, but we had a great few days and got a ton done!  Here are some photos of no till spring wheat planting into a perennial ryegrass field.

NO TILL PLANTING

NO TILL PLANTINGNO TILL PLANTINGAs you can see this field looks pretty dead, mostly it’s because it was eaten alive by slugs all winter.  Hence why our seed mix includes slug bait, so when those hungry guys come back hopefully they won’t eat our crop!

WHEAT MIXED WITH SLUG BAITAnd as we were quickly reminded, even when the weather is nice…it really isn’t spring in Oregon until you get stuck in the mud!

TRUCK STUCK IN SPRINGTIMEThanks to our neighbors, Pearmine Farms for planting for us!

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  1. Photo Friday…on Monday | nuttygrass - March 31, 2014

    […] One of the biggest reasons we plant spring wheat is because usually it will grow faster than the slugs will eat it this time of year.  So here are a few photos to show you just how fast this stuff that we just planted has been growing like crazy!  This wheat was planted on the 13th of March. […]

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  2. A Crop between the Crop | nuttygrass - March 17, 2014

    […] I put up last week, we planted a fair amount of our spring wheat with the nice weather.  We didn’t just plant […]

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