Harvest of wheat and stubble by summertime. Before burning producers should first. In winter wheat country there is usually 12 to 14 weeks of fallow between harvest and planting. Moisture use and seed production by uncontrolled weeds can result in substantial. To measure moisture level use a moisture meter.
Fields of flame follow the harvest of wheat. In wheat in wheat year wheat stubble treatment after harvest or in fall bindweed may be treated in wheat stubble immediately after harvest with a tank mix of eight ounces picloram tordon 22k or outpost 22k with 32 ounces of 4number 24 d amine per acre on land that will be summer fallowed next year. But on many farms the harvest is soon followed by flames as growers take a match to their fields to clear the wheat stubble and prepare for another planting season. The moisture content of the wheat is the most critical factor for determining when your wheat is ready for harvest.
On some days the air is thick with the smoke and it often drifts from the farms to spokane the largest city in the region blowing ill will along with the acrid fumes. However it is accomplished control of weeds in winter wheat stubble within a few weeks of harvest is important. Wheat stubble to protect the soil. They are available at agricultural and farming stores.
The key is to allow the weeds to recover some from being cut off at harvest while not allowing so much growth that weeds become difficult to control with herbicides. Conventional or conservation agriculture practices will have different ways of dealing with the wheat residue. Planting cover crops during this time is dicey. The management of residue following harvest is very important be that wheat stubble or possible cover crops.
Its best to burn as late as possible close to the time of wheat planting. Typically if farmers are planting another wheat crop into that wheat stubble they let the land store moisture and will need to kill weeds at least one time and often twice before wheat planting commences. Wheat is harvested in the summer months after being harvested in the spring or winter. We are decoying on our 1st wheat stubble of the summer harvest we are using 20 enforcer full bodied decoys along with 24 enforcer shell decoys set out at approximately 25 35 yards from our hide.