Next Year's Corn
The work for next year’s corn crop begins now. Corn is a very nitrogen hungry crop, so Farmer Ian is out today spreading manure on next year’s cornfield. Over the winter, the nitrogen in the manure will migrate to the soil, where it will feed the growth of the corn plants in the spring and summer.
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The Furrow is the online newsletter of The Friends of Howell Living History Farm. We will be updating this site about once a week with crop reports and other insights into life on a horse-drawn living history farm.
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