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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
Thanks
K Smith in N.C


Redbelly1    Posted 03-16-2001 at 08:04:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Smith,
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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