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Question of the Week – Oats and Rye

Posted by romeethredge on February 19, 2013

Last week the small grains in the photo were oats on the left and rye on the right. They are grown here for cattle forage and as a cover crop predominately. Cattle like oats and oats grow well here unless we get hard, sustained cold temperatures. Rye is a good choice as well for forage and it will continue to grow well in cold conditions. It also makes a very good cover crop.

This week I have a photo I took a few weeks ago of the moon. I want to know about the ring?

Later,

Rome

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4 Responses to “Question of the Week – Oats and Rye”

  1. bdutton1 said

    Moon ring or “winter halo” appears in the winter caused by sunlight passing through ice crystals. The “halo” usually appears a few days before bad weather.

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  2. Steve Parker said

    Ice crystals – old wives tale says cold weather ahead.

  3. Dusty said

    I had a set of child craft books as a kid. I remember it said you could count the number of stars inside the ring, and that would mean it would rain within that many days. I believe it is the reflection of moonlight off moisture in the atmosphere

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