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Safflower rate for JD Van Brunt Drill

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04-16-2018 18:46:21

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Planting safflower this year. No seed rate in the chart? What seed would it be comparable to (no sunflower either)?

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04-17-2018 19:05:04

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 Re: Safflower rate for JD Van Brunt Drill in reply to dmiller, 04-16-2018 18:46:21  
Here’s what you need

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04-16-2018 20:35:07

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 Re: Safflower rate for JD Van Brunt Drill in reply to dmiller, 04-16-2018 18:46:21  
Found this cut and paste. Hope it helps.

"Method and Rate of Seeding:

Use a grain drill to plant seed at depths of 1 to 1 1/2 in. at a rate of 20 to 25 lb/acre. A shallow planting depth promotes a uniform emergence that is important when planting early. Dryland rows are usually spaced at 6 to 7 in. with about 6 plants/ft2; however, rows spaced up to 14 in. apart are sometimes used. Wider row spacing may decrease disease incidence, but can promote more weed competition, less branching, delayed maturity and lower oil content of seed. Seeding rates for irrigated crops should be 25 to 35 lb/acre. Seed is similar in size to barley and weighs about 38 lb/bushel. Drill settings for planting safflower usually agree with settings for similar seeding rates of barley."

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