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  • Evaluate planters to ensure proper seeding depth

    WISCONSIN: Now is a great time to evaluate how your planter did for stand and planting depth. The picture above shows a kernel that was planted at only 1 inch. Notice the short length of the mesocotyl. In this instance, the grower had checked his planting depth and was at 1.75 to 2 inches. The problem was that he was planting into very dry, fluffy, tilled soil and when it rained after planting, the soil…