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OBJECTIVE: OBTAIN GOOD quality emergence

  • Sowing depth: Between 2 and 4 cm is key to quick emergence, control the density and obtain a better cover to reduce weed pressure
  • Insure the population, the main yield component
  • Planting date (depending on 3 main factors): Soil temperature (>= +12°C), desired flowering depends on climate area and harvest date
  • Density of planting (depending on several factors):

o   Earliness of the planting: see table of recommendations

o   Water reserve of the soil: in dry conditions, planting with higher density may increase competition between plants and lead to macrophomina and rapid exhaustion of soil’s water reserve

o   Losses during emergence.

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