Environmental & other issues

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Deep Planting

Description

Poor stands result when seedling are uable to emerge because they cannot push through the soil surface crust. Seeds have germinated, but the seedlings are growing sideways and are unable to emerge. Planting too deep can cause this problem, which is complicated when there is soil surface crusting. Driving rains or planting in soil that is too wet also can cause crusting issues.

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KSU Sorghum Production Problems