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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

When is Deep too Deep?



Like last year,  there are again parts of the state that are very dry and with little stored soil moisture. As seeding of small grains has commenced the question arises whether you can seed too deep and which varieties, if any, tolerate deeper placement of seed than the ideal depth of 1.5 to 2.0 inches. A 2015 blog post detailing the ins and outs of seeding depth can be found here.

This winter, my project screened the coleoptile length of a number of the recent HRSW releases.  The results of that screening are posted below.


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