Completed seeding 30 acres of Fall Rye (Hazlet variety) on August 22, 2020. Seeding rate was 2 bushels per acre.
Fall Rye germinates and grows in the fall until the snow flies. The established plants will have a jump on all the weeds in the spring, and rye is usually harvested in mid to late summer. Also, rye secretes a substance that discourages growth of other plants, thus controlling weeds.
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!