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4876. Noori-Fard, F. and F.E. Bolton. 1982. The effect of water injection on stand establishment components.. OR Agr. Expt. Sta. Special Report 661, p.16-18.
Dry seedzone conditions are generally more prevalent with no-till cropping systems, but they also occur in stubble mulch cropping systems. Planting into inadequate seedzone moisture will result in delayed crop emergence and reduced stand density. Field studies were conducted to examine the effect of water injection with the seed on stand establishment and its related components. Water injection significantly increased the emergence and developement of winter wheat planted into a dry seedzone. During three field seasons, water injection with the seed has consistently demonstrated its effectiveness as an aid to plant emergence and stand development.

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