To spread the rye seed through the field, we marked off rows and then walked up and down the rows using a planter to spread the seeds in the rows. When we came across areas that were grassy, we decided to put a little extra seed on those parts because it will be harder for the seeds to grow there, so by putting extra seeds down, the rye will be more likely to grow.
Personally, I'm excited to grow cover crops in our field, in particular rye. I especially like the fact that it helps keep out weeds and insect pests, which will be very helpful to us when we plant crops in the spring. In addition to keeping out pests, rye also helps attract beneficial insects like ladybugs. As for weeds, rye not only outcompetes weeds, but can also suppress them by releasing chemicals that act as a natural herbicide. It's great that organic farmers have such tools at their disposal to deal with pests and weeds through natural means, without having to resort to synthetic pesticides and herbicides.