Harvest is mostly finished on the farm and now we are focused on cleaning the seed and getting ready for fall orders. We also have most of the straw for the year baled up and ready to be used on projects.
|Leymus triticoides, creeping wildrye, straw freshly baled|
|Straw stack mover collecting the bales from the field|
|Straw stack mover dropping off another stack of straw|
The majority of the straw we have now is really nice Leymus triticoides straw. We also have a limited amount of Hordeum brachyantherum and Nassella pulchra straw. We sell the straw by the bale as well as the ton, depending on how much you need. Our straw is certified noxious weed free.
The straw bale sizes are variable but they are roughly 3.5' x 2' x 1.25'. The Leymus triticoides and Nassella pulchra straw bales weigh around 80 lbs each (~ 25 bales/ton) while the the Hordeum brachyantherum straw bales weigh around 90 lbs each (~23 bales/ton).
Native grass straw can be used for erosion control, mulch, and as seed cover. Most straw contains viable seed, but we do not recommend using straw as the only seed source.
|Straw is used to cover a hydroseeding trial on the farm (more on the trial to come!)|