The Middle Jordan Valley has been unseasonably wet in the last week enabling an additional 20 dunum, 5 acres, of barley to be planted without the use of irrigation. Growing wheat or barley is a natural way to draw salts from topsoil. When grown from rainfall salt in the soil is taken up into the stalks and heads of grain crops. Barley in particular is hearty and can serve as a fodder even if enough moisture is not available to form grain.
Due to heavy rains we have also been able to uncover the three sisters and zucchini sections early. We should begin producing zucchini within the next couple of weeks.
|AC4D staff removing lint from late planted crops|