I am doing research for a book I'm writing and would love for anyone who knows to answer a question for me. In my book I'm writing about a kid who grows up on a farm, his dad left the farm unattended and after the last six years I'm wondering what kind of state a field would be in. I haven't decided corn or wheat yet.
Also if left unattended and not looked after in any way would random crops pop up in any of that field?
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Well your book must not take place in Iowa, because any time a farm doesn`t have a renter, there`s a dozen farmers lined up to rent it for $400 an acre
Well, within 6yrs alot of thistle would blow in, deer would probably drag in "sticky" weeds like burrdock, cockelbur. Waterhemp plants produce 1 million seeds each so there`d be no shortage of them, foxtail is prolific and would fill in the gaps. In low peaty areas giant ragweed would shade every other weed out as they can get 10-15 foot tall.
Good Luck with your book, let us know how it turns out.
An older guy from 40 miles away inherited a poor 40 acre field near me.He got stuck and then had other problems the first spring,never got it planted,never went back.People assumed he had put it in crp but it isn't.It is really sandy ground next to a creek and now has small trees scattered around it.For the most part it is just a sea of foxtail