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Punch Planting to Establish Lettuce and Carrots Under Adverse Conditions

Cary, J.W. (1967) Punch Planting to Establish Lettuce and Carrots Under Adverse Conditions. Agronomy Journal. 59(5):406-408.

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It was observed in both the greenhouse and field that
lettuce and carrots may be established by planting single
seeds in holes punched through the soil crust. When the
holes are not back-filled, seeds planted as deep as 60 mm
will produce healthy plants in a few days. Preliminary
experiments indicate that in some climatic regions a practical
field management system could be developed which
will eliminate emergence problems arising from soil crusting
and premature drying of shallow seedbeds. The open
hole punch method may also prove useful in controlling
the temperature and salinity adjacent to the seed and in
reducing initial tillage and irrigation requirements.

Item Type: Article
NWISRL Publication Number: 0079
Subjects: Practical farm efficiency
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Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:53
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2017 22:15
Item ID: 598