Yesterday, seeding of 125 acres to spelt was completed.
Seeding started on May 20th and finished on May 25th. Only four and a half days after the initial planting, little "spelts" started peeking thru the ground. Last night, Mother Nature delivered a 1/4 inch of rain, so life is good!
Now, crop monitoring begins.
Check back weekly for updates.
Tom - the seeding warrior - God Bless Him!
The seed drill is a 7200 Case International (14 feet wide). With this type of drill, seeding usually happens at slow speeds - around 4 mph. That is a lot of round and round or back and forth!
Products applied by spray application (in mixing order):
Rusk Ranch is located near the middle of Canada in the Swan River Valley agricultural belt. The acreage is surrounded by conventional chemical farms. It is hoped that this adventure will de-risk other farms towards environmentally sound farming practices that produce healthy nutrient dense corps!