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Experimental Machines for Autodibble Planting

Heinemann Jr, W.H. and Cary, J.W. and Dilworth, A.E. (1973) Experimental Machines for Autodibble Planting. Transactions of the ASAE. 16(4):656-659.

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PHYSICALLY weak seedlings such
as carrot, lettuce, onion, and beet
may fail to emerge because of premature
soil drying, accumulation of salts in
the shallow seedbeds, or from not being
able to break through even weak soil
crusts. To insure adequate stands of
these crops, excess seed is often planted
which later requires time-consuming and
expensive thinning. Precision planting
methods that eliminate hand labor and
thinning are needed. Any such method
must insure a consistently high emergence
of seedlings under the variety of
microclimate and soil conditions which
are encountered from year to year
during the planting period.

Item Type: Article
NWISRL Publication Number: 0259
Subjects: Mass Import - unclassified
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:51
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2017 22:22
Item ID: 241