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Planter Closing Wheel Effects on Cotton Emergence in a Conservation Tillage System

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 34(1): 177-186 . (doi: 10.13031/aea.12256) @2018
Authors:   Thomas R. Way, Ted S. Kornecki, Haile Tewolde
Keywords:   Closing wheels, Cotton, Emergence, Planters, Planting, Presswheels, Seeders, Seeding, Sowing.

Abstract. Closing wheels on a row crop planter help provide good seed-soil contact during planting and can influence emergence and crop stand. Various types of closing wheels are available to producers for use on planters. Seven closing wheel types were used on a row crop planter planting cotton in a conservation tillage system during a three-year study on a sandy loam soil and a clay soil. Cotton was planted into a rye cover crop which had been rolled prior to cotton planting. The planter closing wheel type did not significantly affect emergence of cotton plants at 10 days after planting.

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