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Don’t Use More Pressure than Needed on Wet Soils
Integrated Crop Management News
  • H. Mark Hanna, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
5-1-2008
Abstract
Many Iowa planter operators are faced with wet soil conditions this spring. Operators will want to wait for suitable conditions to avoid “mudding in” a crop with significant investments in seed, fertilizer, machinery and time. Once in the field, attention should be paid to the amount of weight being transferred from the planter frame through parallel links to the individual row units. Use only enough down pressure on depth-gauge wheels to ensure that they stay in contact with the soil surface.
Copyright Owner
Iowa State University
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
H. Mark Hanna. "Don’t Use More Pressure than Needed on Wet Soils" (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mark_hanna/148/