Agronomy Tip: Check Your Planting Depth

Even if you’re faced with limited time to get planting done this spring, be sure to check your planting depth every time you get to a new field.

Ryan Moeller, Technical Seed Agronomist with WinField United says, “If you’re going in two inches with your tractor into a soil with a nice tilth and then you get into soil that's a little more compact or that is a heavier soil type, you may lose an inch of your planting depth.

That risks a poor stand with bad emergence, poor root development, nutritional and moisture uptake.

Moeller recommends planting a little bit into a new field, dig up the seeds, and see how deep they are, and make any necessary adjustments to your planter.

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