Growers may encounter a few glitches the first time they take a drill to the field. A large investment in canola seed can escape out the drill pretty quickly if the seed metering system is set wrong. Peas run through the drill a little more slowly. And because fine tuning a drill means getting out and checking a few rows for seed placement and seed rate, peas are a lot easier to find in the seed row. Finally, peas are a little less depth sensitive than canola, and so can overcome mistakes in depth settings. And peas, like canola, respond well to early seeding.
Click here for more drill prep tips.
Published on April 7, 2011