Rolled Cereal Rye field on July 16, 2019
This is a general picture of the Rolled Cereal Rye field that we rolled and planted on June 4. There were no herbicides applied before or after planting. We depended on the mat of residue to help hold down the weeds until it was sprayed on July 5, 2019. This field has a history of heavy foxtail pressure because of hay brought in from Texas during an extreme drought in the early 1950s. Note the excellent job our herbicide program has done. Don’t think there will have to be another herbicide application to this field.
Here is that program (all per acre amounts): 24 oz. SOIL BOOST PLUS®, 32 oz. Landoil®, 32 oz. Max72-SRN®, 16 oz. Sugar E-Boost®, 2 gallons Foliar Opp® for legumes, 36 oz. Liberty, 10 oz. Volunteer, 2.6 oz. Hero.
Here is what the mat of rolled cereal rye looks like on July 16.
Did not have my soil thermometer with me last Tuesday, but I am going to put it in my truck, so the next time I get by this field I can get a soil temp in this field under that mat. Then get a reading in just a no till field. The last time I did that was several years ago comparing the temperature under the straw mulch vs. in bare soil in a minimum till field. The difference was significant then. Will be interesting to see if there are the same results this year. Check back to see the results.
John Viertel, CCA