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

No till notes: 'Cheat grass'


I wish I had all the money I’ve spent over the years trying to control cheat grass on our farm.  Cheat grass has been a problematic weed in winter wheat production for as long as anyone can remember.

My grandfather and father were battling cheat grass when I was a young boy starting out farming.  We were conventionally tilling our ground in a winter wheat/ summer fallow cropping rotation.  Dad would use a stubble mulch farming practice to maintain more residues on the soil surface.  This would usually involve a couple of early season disking of the field, followed by a chisel plow, th...

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