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Updated: October 27, 2017
No-till planting is now the predominant practice in Pennsylvania, representing more than 65% of planted acres. Many problems with no-till can often be traced back to poor planter performance. It is all too common to see irregular seed depth, seeds at the soil surface, open seed slots, compacted soil on top of the seeds, hairpinning, sidewall compaction, and doubles and triples. To avoid planting problems first check that your equipment is working properly, and then regularly check planter performance in the field:
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