Adjusting planting soil depth for better germinationIntegrated Crop Management News
AbstractMany 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 OwnerIowa State University
Citation InformationMahdi Al-Kaisi, H. Mark Hanna and Michael J. Tidman. "Adjusting planting soil depth for better germination" (2000)
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