Question: What time of year do you harvest? King George School Grades 1 & 2
Answer: Harvest normally begins in late August and wraps up in October. The latest I have ever combined my crops was December 23 due to bad weather.
Question: How much water does a sunflower need a week? King George School Grades 1 & 2
Question: How many months does it take wheat to grow? King George School Grades 1 & 2
Question: How much wheat do you produce in a year? King George School
Question: What happens when the crops fail? Farida - Glamorgan School
Question: Do you have any grain elevators on your farm? Taryn - Glamorgan School
Answer: We do not have a grain elevator on our farm. We use steel grain bins and big plastic bags to store our grain.
Question: How do you grow corn on the cob? How long does it take to grow corn? Brady - MidSun Junior High School
Answer: The crop I enjoy growing the most would be wheat. The reason I like growing it is because it is not itchy when you harvest it like other crops like barley. I also enjoy eating it right from the combine hopper. Did you know that if you chew wheat long enough it will turn into gum?
Answer: The main ingredient in cookies is flour and is usually made from wheat. When the wheat is combined, the grain is separated from the rest of the plant and then is hauled to the elevator or directly to the flour mill. After it is ground into flour, it is sent to the bakery or your home where other ingredients such as butter, milk, salt and perhaps chocolate chips or peanut butter are added to make cookies.
Answer: Three years ago, I grew some corn that was two and a half meters tall.
Question: Is grain actually healthy for you? Mitch - Ralph McCall School
Answer: Grain is healthy for you as it contains fibre and proteins that our bodies require and is recommended in the Canadian Food Guide as part of a balanced diet.
Answer: The wheat is harvested from the field, then delivered to the mill and ground into flour. Other ingredients like eggs, water and yeast are added to make dough. The dough is then baked and voila you have bread.
Answer: On my farm we grow wheat, canola and barley. These crops grow well and are suitable for our climate. The crop rotation we use is cereal crop, cereal crop and then oilseed. Wheat and barley are both a cereal crop and canola is an oilseed crop. In the spring, wheat is planted first as it takes the longest time to mature. Canola is planted next and swathed to help it ripen evenly. Swathing is when the crop is cut and placed in a swath to help it finish, mature and dry out and then is combined. Barley has the shortest growing season so it is planted last. We straight cut the wheat and barley which means the combine cuts and threshes the grain all in one operation.
Answer: An average yield of is 2.25 tonnes per hectare which is equivalent to filling 98 laundry baskets full of canola.
Answer: Farmers have to watch for pests which might be plant diseases, weeds or insects that can ruin a crop. Sprayers are a vital tool for conservation farming and the prevention of soil erosion as they allow the farmer to control weeds without disturbing the soil. Using GPS technology eliminates overlapping of spray solution.
Answer: On my farm we grow wheat, canola, barley and corn and hay for feed for our cows.
Answer: On my farm we grow wheat, canola and barley. These crops grow well and are suitable for our climate.
Answer: There are a limited number of frost free days to grow crops so it is important to seed early in spring so the crops may be harvested in the fall. Some farmers grow crops which are called winter crops (winter wheat and rye). These crops are planted in the fall and when the weather gets cold they go into a dormant stage and then begin to grow again in the spring when it gets warm. We store our harvested grain in graineries or large plastic bags to protect it from snow and moisture which causes it to spoil.
Answer: On our farm we do not have access to irrigation. Some farmers use irrigation systems such as wheel moves, which move in a straight line to apply water or a center pivot system which moves in a circle to water crops.
Answer: A bushel of wheat weighs 60 pounds or 27 kilograms. It would take approximately one pound or 454 grams of wheat to produce a loaf of bread. Wheat is the main ingredient in most of the bread we eat, but it can also be made from other grains such as barley, oats, corn, rye or rice.