Planting Continues

Sesame planting continues in deep South Texas but has progressed further north with favorable temperatures in the Coastal Bend and Winter Garden areas.  

Here John Prukop of Premont, TX covers acres quickly with a large planter while moisture is available.

Sesame as a Vegetable Crop

Bruce Gamble of Cameron, TX has taken on the challenge of watering up sesame in a multi row per bed planter pattern. Similar to vegetable crops, Bruce is watering quickly and allowing the moisture to soak up into the bed (rather than just flooding).

Basic Technology

Technology advances are important in agriculture, but some basic tools are used to resolve the most common issue in sesame - seed depth. It is important to press the seed into firm moist soil to get good soil contact. Placing the seed into moisture allows the seed to imbibe moisture quickly, establish a radicle to penetrate deeper stored moisture, and get the stand established before weeds do. In most environments, placing the seed between 1 to 2 inches is ideal.  

Please review the planting section of our latest Producers Guide and find your closest source of planting seed and marketing agreements here.

Please contact us with any inquiries or questions.

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