Monday, March 29, 2010

Too much rain

The weather has taken a turn for the worse. We had planned to plant another 80-90 acres of hard red wheat but it started raining a ton this week. The forecast doesn't look good either, another week of rain at least. At this rate we won't be able to get back on the fields for a few weeks at least. That could make it too late to get the hard red planted early enough. Typically, you want to plant spring wheat as soon as weather allows after the freeze/wet months. We're lucky we got the 70 acres planted when we did. Hard red wheat is going to be our most valuable crop so we are somewhat anxious right now. We have several other crops that we are now considering for the remaining hard red acres if we can't get on the ground for a while. They are triticale, hull-less oats, and rye. We'll see...

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