EFFECTS OF SOWING TECHNIQUES AND SEED QUANTITY ON WHEAT EMERGENCE
Sowing techniques and the type of sowing machines play an important role in the placement of seeds in the soil and their emergence influences the growth of crops and their yield. The choice of sowing method depends on the period, soil moisture, irrigation methods, the amount of stubble on soil and in soil and of the type of machinery used for sowing. The main objectives of the study were to determine the effects of different seeding techniques and machines, as well as different seed quantities on crop emergence, and final crop yield. The seeds were sown at different depths of 4.0 cm, 5.0 cm and 5.5 cm in different amounts of 180 kg/ha, 210 kg/ha and 240 kg/ha respectively. The results showed that both the seeding machine used and the sowing depth and seed quantity had a significant effect on emergence.