Steve’s Corn Field
Steve’s Pea Field
There are potatoes planted across from us this year.
Corporate FieldThis is the field where the mustard was planted last year. The mustard was ground up and mixed into the soil. It is supposed to kill the nematode that is in the soil that messes with the potatoes. I asked “Why do they allow trucks and tractors from one field into the next to spread the nematodes?” The worker that I was talking to didn’t know the answer to that question. Years ago when I took a Plant Pathology class we put those pretty blue booties on at the edge of a field and took them off when we came out, they were put into a plastic bag and new booties were issued for the next field. We carried nothing in or out of the fields that way.
Their new practice is to plant peas and to follow it with mustard…I was told it is to be one of their standard practices to control nematodes..I guess it will be better than spraying the entire field with something toxic.