Wheat, Sowing depth, Roots, Western Australia
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DEEP sowing appears to be an important cause of poor emergence in wheat and care should be taken to seed at the recommended depth of 1 to 1J inches.
Nevertheless some growers in drought liable areas, persist in sowing at 2 to 3 inches in the belief that it will encourage a deep root system.
Chambers, S C.
"Deep sowing of wheat : the effect on root systems,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 4:
5, Article 3.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol4/iss5/3