|Better Farming Series 07 - Crop Farming (FAO - INADES, 1976, 29 p.)|
|How to sow|
By sowing in rows you can:
· get rid of weeds more easily. The animal drawing the cultivator can walk between the rows. The work is done more quickly, and can be done more often.
· give each plant the same amount of fertilizer.
· apply water when possible.
It is better to sow in rows.
Sowing in rows
On sloping land, make the rows across the slope to stop erosion.
· As an example take groundnuts:
Leave 60 centimetres between rows. Leave 15 centimetres between seeds. This gives about 110 000 groundout plants to the hectare.