Farmers Should Take Advantage Of Early Seeding

Apr 06, 2021

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Spring seeding is underway in southern Manitoba and it's a couple of weeks ahead of schedule.
 
Mallorie Lewarne is the agronomy extension specialist for cereal crops with the Manitoba Crop Alliance.
 
She talked about seeding into dry soil.
 
"Ideally, you want to plant your cereal seed at an inch deep. Cereals are actually pretty tolerant to deeper seeding. I wouldn't go below three inches but if you can find moisture at that 2 - 3 inch zone, I think that cereals definitely can tolerate going in a little deeper."
 
Lewarne notes soil conditions are pretty dry but they are warming up. She says the best idea is to get your cereal seed in the ground, adding later planting reduces yield.
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