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Can you use wheat straw mulch for wheat?

 
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M. Fukuoka used rice straw to mulch his barley and barley straw to mulch his rice. Is it advisable to mulch wheat straw for wheat? If not, what sort of straw should you use as mulch for wheat - other than rice straw, as there is no rice straw available locally. Thanks.
 
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Sylvia Rogier wrote:M. Fukuoka used rice straw to mulch his barley and barley straw to mulch his rice. Is it advisable to mulch wheat straw for wheat? If not, what sort of straw should you use as mulch for wheat - other than rice straw, as there is no rice straw available locally. Thanks.



I can't think of any reason it would hurt anything, and may be better than alternatives.  If you use wheat straw to mulch wheat, it would be returning at least most of the same nutrients it used to grow to the land it was grown on.
 
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He used those straws just because those were the crops he was alternating.

The main thing is leaving the organic material on the land, as far as I understand it.

He also added lots of chicken manure.
 
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Rice straw is very tenacious when it comes to rotting down, it takes it years to turn to compost, as Jan mentioned Fukuoka san used what he had on hand and he alternated not only the "mulch" material but also the field for planting, that allowed for multiple layers of mulch materials that alternated.
He used chicken manure because those were the animals he grew that allowed him to gather up the manure easily.

As far as using the straw from the same plant, Nature would not alternate planting spots, the wheat seeds would drop to the soil and the straws would fold over and lay on top of the seeds waiting for the germination conditions.

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