Buckwheat in desert climes?
ec Roberts (email@example.com)
Sat, 03 May 97 11:35:16 PDT
I need information on growing Buckwheat for feed seed. I have a contr=
act for this year for up to a ton(US) and have crops in the ground.
What I need is info on water requirements, timing of water, when to =
stop watering to force seed head formation, and harvesting info.
We are at 4000 feet, hot, dry summers (95-120 F, July-September), ove=
rhead sprinkler irrigated, sandy soil augmented with composted steer manu=
re at 30% manure/soil at planting. Water is deep well with some lime in =
soultion. Destructive insects are few and mostly dormant in summer. Farm =
is chemical free and no/low till. Ground has not been worked for approxim=
ately 20 years. Sage brush was cleared by close cutting and most roots =
were left in field.
Any advice/tips will be greatly appreciated.
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