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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted September 22, 2016 - 02:21 PM

the buckwheat that I planted less than six weeks ago , in the spot that I grew potatoes in this year. Had wire worm and buckwheat is suppose to help get rid of the worm. It's also suppose to be good for the ground. So today was the day to do it. I disked first and then plowed it under. A lot of hard work !!!!

Seeds were starting to grow and the bees weren't happy with me.
Noel

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Posted September 22, 2016 - 03:13 PM

Looks like you got it turned under good!


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Posted September 22, 2016 - 04:06 PM

Looks good Noel ! I haven't heard that before about buckwheat and wire worms. I had quite a few of them in the garden in the past. Not so many since I started raising pigs and turning them loose on the garden in the fall. We used to have a ton of garter snakes around as well and I don't see too many of them anymore either, not that I had anything against them. I won't be doing any plowing this year till the pigs get shipped and then only if the ground is dry enough.

 

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Posted September 22, 2016 - 05:44 PM

Jim, from what I know, which is debaitable, there are quite a few cover crops to control wire worm. Mustard, is another cover crop that is used. Agriculture Canada had test plots here this year on what different cover crops to control wire worm. Maybe information on their website.

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Posted September 22, 2016 - 06:43 PM

In this area they plant Rye Grass for a fall cover crop.  The neighbor chopped a lot of his corn for silage about 2 weeks ago and I see this even his Rye Grass is up about 3" and looking good.  Will spray it to kill it out next spring just before planting.


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