Select a seeding system for your soil

GRDC - Rebecca Barr

Type: Research Paper
Knowledge level: Intermediate

Farm Table says:

Choosing a seeding system suited to growers’ specific needs can have significant benefits in crop performance - this report looks at some of the things that you will need to consider.

This webpage has been produced by GRDC and looks at selecting a seeding system for your soil.

University of South Australia agricultural research engineer Jack Desbiolles has spent years studying the impacts of seeding systems on crop performance under different soil types and residues.

The key sections of this report include:

  • a seeder set up guide
  • Paired row systems for variable soil types
  • Sandy soil systems
  • Non wetting soil challenges
  • Managing herbicide toxicity

In conclusion, getting the seeder set-up right is critical for rapid seed germination, uniform crop emergence and good early vigour,” Jack Desbiolles said. “Due to the diverse nature of soils and climatic conditions there is no one-size-fits-all solution.”

2016 - Australia - GRDC - Rebecca Barr
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