Issue No. 34 - Winter 2002

In 1999, Laurence Pellizzari had to do the same fall work as many of his neighbours. The producer banded N on his sandy loam textured soils northwest of Paynton so that he could make a single pass at seeding time.

But Laurence was frustrated by the fact that he had to make two passes to get both his nutrients and his seed into the ground. Another frustration was the harrowing he had to do to get a smooth surface on the fields that were going to be seeded to canola. It seemed that this was the only method that allowed him to control seeding depth for canola to his satisfaction.

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