Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Lambsquarter

Prior to planting my 65 acres, Dad let me plant part of one of his fields in oats/red clover so I could get familiar with the no-till drill.  We'll compared to my acreage, his field was a mess -  with so many variables it's hard to know what part I played in the situation.




Apologies for the audio; I thought I could talk over the tractor when it was idling. Not true.  In the middle section I was talking about the white tree tubes that are protecting all the hardwood trees my dad and his grandkids planted along the creek.

With an average height of 4 feet, in places up to 7, the lambsquarter overran the oats, and limited (in spots) the establishment of the clover.  I'm curious to see if the clover is able to get any traction now that the weeds are off.

There were a lot of lessons learned from this, the most important one might be that if the weeds start to take over get in there and mow!

The video quality seems poor. I'm not sure if that's my fault or the fact that its an old camera.