Row spacing research shows narrow is best

By Bob Freebairn
Updated December 17 2015 - 8:40am, first published April 3 2014 - 4:00am
A review of winter crop row spacing research generally found narrow rows compared to wider rows yielded better and had other agronomic advantages like better weed control.
A review of winter crop row spacing research generally found narrow rows compared to wider rows yielded better and had other agronomic advantages like better weed control.

INCREASING row width from the once-standard 18 centimetres to wider row spacings, on average results in lower wheat, barley and canola yields with losses generally greater the higher yielding potential the crops have.

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