Cereals, Soil compaction, Seedling emergence, Western Australia
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In some seasons extensive bare patches occur in cereal crops sown on the heavier wheat belt soils.
Experimental results from Beverley indicate that the poor emergence in some of these plantings may be due to crusting of the soil surface.
Working the surface with light harrows may destroy the crust and improve emergence.
Chambers, S C.
"Bare patch and poor emergence of cereals. 3. Crusting of the soil surface,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 3:
6, Article 7.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol3/iss6/7