Me: Hey Harland, is that plane spraying a sunflower field for bugs?
Me: Is he spraying the cornfield?
Me: What then?
Harland: Turnip seed.
Me: What?! Once more. I didn’t hear right.
Harland: He’s dropping turnip seed on the cornfield. It will germinate by the time the corn is harvested this fall. When the cattle are turned in to graze on the corn stalks, there will be turnip greens to graze on as well.
Me: So the plane is dropping turnip seed?
Me: Well I’ll be.
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Love it! Learn something new everyday. Keeps me young!
Love to read your blog, how very interesting, and such a nice ready for the cows.
all those “yeps” sounds like the kind of conversation I have with my husband!
I have never heard of this before – interesting.
Well that’s a new one for me too!
Really? What will they think of next! OK, ask Harland if the cattle only eat the greens then does he harvest the turnips? Sorry this Cityslicker has questions!
Nope, just grown so the cattle can eat the greens.
I have never heard of doing this. What a unique idea! I too want to know if you harvest the turnips.
Nope, just grown for the greens for the cows.
California rice is also planted by “cropdusting” airplanes.
Wow, didn’t know that. Thanks!
I can’t think of a thing to say except “Well, I’ll be!” I’ve lived most of my life in Kansas and never heard of this. Very ingenious!
Sounds like a good plan from where I’m sitting.
well I’ll be too!
Sure beats bending over the row and sprinkling seeds (when it’s almost dark and can’t see much). Which is the way I planted turnips last night.
Been there. What fun, eh?
Wow! Didn’t know that. Thanks for the info. I starting to feel so smart! Ha ha! Great photos by the way. The forth one of the plane is really good!
Do you ever wonder if Harlan just makes certain things up? Then again he’s a lot nicer then I am so probably not.
Ha ha. 🙂