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Adjusting planting soil depth for better germination
Integrated Crop Management News
  • Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Iowa State University
  • H. Mark Hanna, Iowa State University
  • Michael J. Tidman, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
5-8-2000
Abstract

Many producers wonder how this spring's lack of rainfall will affect planting and seed germination. Before performing any tillage operations, producers should inspect the top 6 inches for soil moisture status. If soil moisture is low, producers should minimize tillage unless it is absolutely necessary because each tillage pass can cause soil moisture loss of up to a 0.25 inch.

Copyright Owner
Iowa State University
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Mahdi Al-Kaisi, H. Mark Hanna and Michael J. Tidman. "Adjusting planting soil depth for better germination" (2000)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mark_hanna/92/