Goodbye, winter cover crop. Ground prep begins. (April 22nd & 23rd)

This was a blend of 65% cereal rye, 10% winter wheat, and 25% hairy vetch.

Due to constant rain events this April, I wound up terminating the stand about 2 weeks later than I had intended. The extra growth made it a pain to mow, but I got it done.

Because there was so much residue bulk, I needed to moldboard plow. I much prefer chisel plowing, but with any appreciable amount of “trash” on the soil surface, chisels function more like a rake.

More rye residue than I want to see but much less than I began with.

This was a crazy two days!

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