As part of a grant program on ecological farming and draft animal powered systems, we also cultivate agricultural fields outside Museum limits and in modern contexts.
Last fall we planted a combination of four old heritage wheat varieties in order to build up a diverse and resilient wheat population.
Today we used a weed harrow (tine weeder) on said wheat field for weed control and undersowed white clover.
We did this with ox-power only.
We did leave a weed harrowed but not undersowed strip on the same field for comparative purposes. We will do a modern yield analysis for both in order to produce a valuable dataset.
All the best, Claus Kropp