Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: esperance western australia
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I reckon that there isn't much true dry sowing going on in WA after February floods but it is surprising how much it has dried. I think the rule is make sure it's actually dry, sow it deep enough that three mm won't germinate it but 15 might. I barely remember what dry is, been a long time since I was conserned for sowing moisture. Once those non wetting sands get clayed and start growing some biomass residue its perennially wet here at least in the row. I did get stung a in 2010 dry sowing hybrid IT canola early dry and had a big rainfall event on it a few weeks after sowing but it was probably more the problem of the sustained wet that followed it. Some of that country only went 300kg.
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