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field has dried enough that we can drive a tractor over it without
still got a field-full of clods, volunteer wheat, and a lot of
residue to destroy before we can plant.
volunteer wheat is growing well, but we need to destroy it. We
want the wheat that we plant to be all the same kind and emerge at
the same time. Also, there may be some plant diseases growing in
the volunteer wheat that could easily move over to the wheat that
we plant after it emerges. Thatís why we want to destroy the
volunteer wheat before we plant our seed.
the field cultivator doing its thing.... and that is mixing the
soil, breaking clods and destroying the volunteer wheat. Letís
look at the field after itís tilled.
that looks much better. Most of the clods are broken, the
volunteer wheat is gone, but we still have some residue left on
the soil surface for protection against erosion. I think we can
plant now. We had better plant soon because it is getting awfully
late to be planting wheat.