Seedlings can be at significant risk from wind damage. Wind can dry out the seed bed. And high winds can blow seeds and seedlings right out of the ground, especially if topsoil is dry.
—Standing stubble can protect seedlings from wind damage.
—Wind can also delay weed control, which can have a large impact on yield. Because early spraying is so important, using a low-drift nozzle may be better than waiting longer for a relatively calm day suitable for a finer spray. Tips for spraying in wind