As some of you may know, I am wanting to grow old verities of organic wheat, I am starting out small with 5 acres of turkey red, I'm getting ready to buy 4 acres that is grass (used to be a baseball diamond) and I am hoping to start plowing here in a couple weeks.
I am going about this in a old time way, I am using small tractors, from my 20hp Kubota to around a 30 to 35hp tractor that I haven't bought yet (like a Farmall M or something like it). I am not going to be using any sprays or poisons and I am worried about weeds. Right now the 4 acres is in about 2' tall grass and 3 to 4' tall weeds. All of the weeds have already gone to seed and I don't want my wheat to grow up into weeds in the spring. I am planning on mowing the 4 acres then plowing, let the land sit for a couple weeks then go over it with a disk or a chisel. Then I will start hauling in cattle manure and fill in any low spots then disk it and plant.
Anyone know what they used to do about keeping out weeds, should I not plant this year and just keep working it and plant next fall?
Any thoughts would be helpful
The junk pile in the middle is the light poles from the ball diamond, all of it should hopefully be hauled off by the seller.