Harvesting Wildflower Seed Crops from Marginal Land
Wildflower production on marginal lands offers a viable option for increasing farm income while enchancing the environment and adding value to under-utilized lands.
Objectives: To test and compare economics of two harvest techniques at various locations and demonstrate these mthods to interested producers.
Results: The comparison of hand-collecting and machine-harvesting of a number of species has been completed. But the project has been extended for six months to allow for completion of data collection on the separation and cleaning of various species. The final report wil include data on harvest timing, harvesting techniques, seed handling, seed cleaning and seed qulaity of the different species.