Wednesday, 13 May 2015

This Week at the Farm (May13, 2015)

Our field plots areas dried sufficiently for seeding to begin in earnest on Saturday here at the Farm.  New COOP Student, Emma, is shown below cleaning out a box on the ConservaPak seeder.

The newly amalgamated Agronomy & Crop Adaptation Program had both the 12" and 9" ConservaPak seeders out, were evaluating fall rye and winter wheat plots, plus the small plot seeder was out seeding barley yield increase plots.  Those seeding efforts are producing 4m x 15m plots for the agronomic-type trials whereas the yield increase plots are 4-rows wide.

When it comes to plot sizes, every size matters!