Dry sowing


Dry sowing is a means of getting crops sown on time in seasons with a delayed break. You must sow on time if you want to get the best yield, so if the time comes and it hasn’t rained, consider sowing dry!

This Pulse point includes the following topics concerning dry sowing of pulses:

  • why dry sow?
  • considerations:
    • paddock selection
    • weed management
    • rhizobia survival
    • seeding machinery
    • sowing—date, rate, depth and row spacing
  • case study


Factsheet 06 First Edition

Published: 01 Mar 1999