plant depth, winter wheat, seed size, planting
Because of the drought, winter wheat growers need to be especially watchful of the seed they plant this fall. Seed size influences seedling emergence, vigor, and ultimately yield potential. Varieties differ in average seed size. Within a variety, planting larger sized seed usually results in higher yields. But most seed wheat kernels are small this year.
Gutormson, Tim J.; Gellner, Jeff L.; Stymiest, Clair E.; and Hall, Robert, "Winter Wheat Seed Size and Plantic Depth" (1988). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 252.