I’ve been on a fair amount of calls in the last couple weeks on the topic of sidewall compaction, and soil top layer crusting. Attached below are some perfect examples of that exact topic. Observed has been a decent amount of leafing out under the soil due to the hard crusting, shallow planting depth, uneven imbibition due to a lack of seed to soil contact, and trouble with roots/brace root establishment.

Posted by Blake Huntington at 2022-05-23 23:33:32 UTC