Double Crop Underway

 

Double crop sesame planting is now underway in Oklahoma.

Growers are taking advantage of an early wheat harvest and great planting conditions to maximize the sesame production. It might be good to keep in mind that the excellent wheat crop probably used up the nitrogen supply, and some added nitrogen may get tied up in the straw so increasing the nitrogen rate to 50-60# will probably pay dividends. Also be sure to check seeding depth in multiple spots as the thick straw will lead to deeper drill setting on your equipment. Depths of 1-1 1/2 inches are desired.

We have roughly 6 weeks left to get the sesame planted so there is plenty of time to wait on better moisture if you have not benefited from recent rains. Planting into dry soil will need a rain to emerge anyway so it's best to wait on that rain and plant afterwards, on your terms.

Please contact us to discuss how you can make sesame as a double crop work for you.

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