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

By Mark Watson
Panhandle No-Till Educator 

No Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 3


On our farm we sampled five fields for biological activity this fall. We waited to sample the fields until the middle of September. The reason we waited was to get some rain so we could get our probe in the ground. We also figured moisture may increase the amount of biological activity.

The fields we sampled were wheat stubble from this year’s wheat harvest and field pea stubble from this year’s field pea harvest. We also sampled a field of dry land corn and a field of cover crops that was planted where we weren’t able to plant dry land corn due to wet conditions in the spring. The c...

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