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itís been dry. Thank goodness it finally rained. Our field
needed some rain to break up those huge clods.
weíve still got clods, but they appear to be a little softer and
breaking apart so that our next tillage operation will work out
great. Letís look a little closer.
|There are some
plants starting to grow now. What kind of seedlings are these?
Well, letís think about that question for a second. What was the
crop that was planted here last year. Thatís
right....wheat. These are wheat seedlings from this past summerís
crop. When this field was harvested last summer some seeds were
scattered on the ground and didnít germinate until the recent
rains. This is not unusual for seed to be lost during the harvest
operation and for that seed grow later in the summer or fall. This
wheat is called "volunteer wheat" and we really donít
want it to grow. So, weíll need to till the soil again to get
rid of it.