Assuming that you’ve already assembled all the supplies you need for the wheat planting season this year, you’re probably itching for the right time to go out and sow the seeds. Before you head out, however, wouldn’t it be nice to know there are ways you can get more out of your field without necessarily spending too much? Here are three tips to go about it:
Prepare the ground properly
Given how essential soil is to the growth and development of your crop, it’s best to prepare it adequately before sowing the seeds. The goal is to ensure that the soil has proper drainage and aeration. The right equipment can help you achieve that. Make sure that the surface of the soil is properly broken up and smoothed. That job requires a harrow, which is available in many Australian farm equipment outlets.
Keep tillage low
Wheat, like most other crops, grows best in soil that’s as natural as possible. Assuming that the soil on your farm is already nutritious, then it’s best to keep tillage low. That’s because excessive tillage can cause reduction of organic matter, loss of soil fertility, an increment of soil erosion, poor drainage, and many other adverse effects.
Enrich the soil
Keep your plants well supplied with nutrients by investing in nitrogen fertilizer. This leads to increased yields in wheat. You could also try green manure if your soil is already fertile. Prevent weeds from growing by planting forage legumes instead and turning into the soil to enrich it. Crop rotation is also another way to go about building a higher nutritious soil.
Let no one tell you that you can’t get more wheat yield from your farm, no matter its size or the condition of the soil. By implementing a few seemingly easy practices, you will find that you can increase the production of your crops.