|Better Farming Series 01 - The plant: the Living Plant; the Root (FAO - INADES, 1976, 29 p.)|
· When seeds of maize or millet are sown too close together, each plant has not enough earth to make good roots, and to get good stems and ears of grain. The harvest will be poor.
Seeds are sown too close together
· When seeds of maize or millet are sown too far apart, you harvest fine ears of grain, but there are not many of them.
Seeds are sown too far apart
· Seeds must be sown so as to get the largest possible number of strong plants on the smallest area.
Seeds must be sown like this
· You must find out how many seeds can be sown in a field; you must sow at the best density.