Jake essay ideas Schoolwork

Cover Crops

Howdy! Here is another french assignment I translated into english:

The origin of cover crops goes back a very long time to the time of the Egyptians, when they planted cover crops to prevent soil erosion and to keep water in the soil longer. Today, many farmers still use this practice for the same reasons.

Cover crops are a mixture of multiple plants such as sorghum, millet, sun hemp, soybeans, buckwheat, and many other plants. Here are some ideas for mixtures:

  1. Sorghum, millet, soybeans, buckwheat, sunflower, and flax.
  2. flax, sorghum, sun hemp, buckwheat, and sunflower.
  3. Tillage radish, vech, millet, sorghum, sunflower, and soybeans.

Last year Dad and I planted mix # 2 and cut it for forage. Here are some cover crop pictures and a little video of dad cutting the forage.

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Sometimes you can use plants like corn and when it gets a foot or two tall, you can plant wheat in the middle of the rows. Another method of using cover crops is to plant a crop early in the year, and when that crop is a foot or two tall, you can plant wheat in it to give the soil better yield. As you can see in the picture below, the tractor is pacting the cover crops and planting the wheat or etc.

Kill cover crops, plant cotton in one tractor pass | AGDAILY

You can also graze animals in the covered plants. Our cows love to graze in our cover crop fields.

Value of Oats and Brassicas for Fall Forage | CropWatch ...
Kansas farmer switches to cover crops for family time ...
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9 Growers Spill Their Secrets for Planting into Cover ...
Cover-crop strategy may help farmers with wet springs ...
Interseeding cover crops into V5 corn – Integrated Pest ...

And that’s why you should also encourage local farmers to start using cover crops!

And that’s it!

Schoolwork Science

RPC Science 5 Lesson 165

Hello! Today was my first five lessons of my last semester in grade five science. Lately I have been doing only math to get ahead and math does not require a blog post so I have not been to active lately.

Anyways in science today I wrote the starting of a script for a mini movie that I may turn into a series called Toy wars: the attack of the organising monster. I got this idea after taking some video of my 1/64 scale tractor exploding using one of Olivia’s toys. (Olivia’s blog: ).

Anyways I will get one or two clips on at the end of the post.

I also learned that I have greatly underestimated the work scriptwriters do as I used to think they were just a bunch of kids my age that had nothing better to do so someone hires them to write a random story in return for some candy or a video game. But I was wrong script writers are grown adults that went to collage to learn this stuff and know that I’m doing it I respect them much more!

And here’s the video I promised

And that is it over and out!



Hello! This is a french assignment I translated into english about No-Till.

No-till is when you won’t till the soil to plant your seeds. By breaking up the soil, the carbon is exposed to the air, and becomes part of the air, making it difficult for animals and people to breathe. No-till farming is going to help reduce global pollution more than electric cars, because when a farmer tills the soil, all the carbon comes out into the air.

And that’s why instead of creating expensive electric cars, encourage local farmers to start no-till farming. There are special seed drills or planters made so you don’t need to till and there are No-Till Seeders that will allow you to plant seeds sooner! There is also a way to get the carbon back into the soil by planting cover crops. Some of these plants are commonly mix together, like sorghum and sun hemp or other plants. Maybe I’ll do another blog on this some other time.

No-till also increases the yield of the plants because the water does not evaporate so easily and there are more microorganisms which supply the plant with what it needs.

Bringing No-Till To The Palouse | 2011-11-01 | No-Till Farmer
Park your plow: 5 tips for the no-till-curious | Corn and ...

In the picture above, planting a new crop into an older one like in the first photo of wheat and in the second photo of hay can also increase the yield by a lot and make the soil very rich in microorganisms. also plays a very important role in the health of your plants.

Worms eat the residue and makes fertilizer for your plants with its poop. The more earthworms you have in your fields, the healthier your plants will be and the more fish you will be able to catch!

Fall is Big Fish Time! - Jax Beach Surf Fishing

Also by doing No-Till you need less big equipment and this means more money in your bank! The only time it’s okay to till is when the soil is too bumpy or the soil is too compacted. If you No-Till you will have more time for your family!

Tillage Practices Have A Direct Correlation To Soil Health ...

Check out these few other picture of these tractors planting with No-Till drills and planters and tractors plowing, and tell me which pictures of the soil looks most alive in.

No-Till, Cover Crop Acres Continue Upward Trend | No-Till ...
Tilling The Soil Photograph by Wayne Stabnaw
Grassland Tilling & Ploughing for Potatoes | Texel 2019 ...
NO TILL Model 3P606NT | Rosher - Agricultural Machinery
Till vs. No-Till
Does No-Till Agriculture Practices Mitigate Climate Change ...

And here’s what carbon looks like when it’s still in the soil.

The black layer is the carbon.

And that’s it!