Wheat is an essential element of our sustainable farming practices for many reasons. Crop rotation means we plant different crops on our fields in successive years. This practice ensures that nutrients are not depleted in the soil. It also increases crop yield and prevents soil erosion. Through crop rotation we can decrease our reliance on pesticides since insects and disease attack crops differently.
Once the grain is combined, we work the stalks into the land. While the stalks can be baled into straw and sold for animal bedding, we prefer to take advantage of the organic matter left by working it into the land and bumping up the nutrients in our soil.
You can visit “Spud Smarts – About Growing Potatoes” to find out more about how we grow our crops.