Winter Wheat Seed Planting Depth

Plant winter wheat seeds 1 to 2 inches deep. Winter seed emergence is about 80-percent at this depth. Seed emergence rates are drastically reduced when planted deeper. Plant the seed closer to the surface when soil moisture levels are normal and plant deeper when the conditions are dry.

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Karen Carter has spent the last three years working as a technology specialist in the public school system. This position included hardware/software installation, customer support, and writing training manuals. She also spent four years as a newspaper editor/reporter at the Willapa Harbor Herald.