Planter Impacts on Seed Establishment and Plant Growth
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Tillage operations generally alter soil structure prior to planting. Soil manipulation by the planter represents the final opportunity to influence the soil physical environment in the seed zone for germination and early growth. Objectives for planter operation should be to: