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Planting wheat
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Smith    Posted 03-16-2001 at 05:50:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got a field thats less than a 0.25/ acre.I would like to plant it with wheat just for wildlife no profit to be made.But I don't have a seed drill to plant the seeds.My question is can I plow and disc the field and spead the wheat seeds by hand and run disc over field again to set seeds in ground.Any toughts or better ideas would be helpful
K Smith in N.C

Redbelly1    Posted 03-16-2001 at 08:04:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
I use my disc to cover my oats and rye. I also use a section of weighted down chain link fence dragging behind my disc, or an old spring mattress. It smooths the ground out and covers the seed pretty good.

wnybrian    Posted 03-16-2001 at 07:37:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
You can disk up your field, then plant seed by hand scattering or using a cyclone seeder. Lightly disk the field again & your wheat should grow fine. Thats how I do it , and I get more return than I can use. You could plant rye seed on plowed soil , not disked & it will grow too.

Duke    Posted 03-16-2001 at 06:06:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
When I cover my tobacco fields in the fall I just disk the wheat seed in and it grows just fine.

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