Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

By Mark Watson
Panhandle no-till educator 

No-till notes — hard lesson


Mark Watson

Panhandle no-till educator

I really learned a hard lesson from Mother Nature last week with the winds that blew through our area. I also feel like a damn fool and I’m definitely humbled. We had severe wind erosion on our farm where we planted our winter wheat behind our field peas. I never dreamed I would have such a devastating loss of soil with the amount of residue we had on the soil surface when we planted our winter wheat. Unfortunately because of my carelessness, the soil that I work with suffered the consequences.

In our region where we produce crops we farm in a very...

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