Environmental and Planting issues

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Frost and/or freeze damage will be evident several days after a frost event and will result in a brown-purple water-soaked appearance on the hypocotyl and cotyledon. Soil crusting may slow or prevent seedling emergence causing the seedling to die before emergence.

Environmental issues can be exacerbated by non-uniform planting depth and/or seed spacing in addition to incomplete closure of the seed furrow. This would result in a gap in the row where seedlings may be absent or only partially emerged.

  • Plant after risk of freeze/frost passes
  • Calibrate planter for each field and regularly check that the furrow is being closed. Adjust planter as needed for optimal planting depth and density.

 

Environmental issues

Environmental issues

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Planting issues

Incomplete closure of seed furrow

Incomplete closure of seed furrow

Skip in stand due possibly due to incomplete closure of seed furrow

Skip in stand due possibly due to incomplete closure of seed furrow