Seedbeds Readied In Dry Weather

Lambkin, John
April 2003
Farmers Weekly;4/11/2003, Vol. 138 Issue 14, p87
Trade Publication
Sunny days and cloud-free nights with temperatures varying between 18 degrees Celsius and -2 degrees Celsius have not been conducive to rapid plant growth. Farmers can take advantage of the dry conditions through seedbed preparations and sowing of sugar beet and peas. The drill coulters are built up and hardened each year and changed halfway through the drilling season to make sure of an even seed depth. Seedbeds are allowed to dry sufficiently to improve the drilling rate. Seeds must be dressed with wheat-bulb fly insecticide to protect it from larvae.


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