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Seeding depth and seed-to-soil contact are critical. A general rule-of thumb is that seeds should not be seeded deeper that five times their diameter. For most forage crops this means that seeding depth should not exceed 3/8". Seeding deeper will reduce drastically the number of seedlings that will establish.

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