EXPERIMENTAL Swan Hill grain grower Leigh Bryan has been testing the potential of zero-row spacing to combat weeds in paddocks during the past three years.
During the trial, Mr Bryan has used a planter fitted with splash plates which spread 35 per cent of seeds at random and the remaining 65 per cent sown conventionally down the tube.
Mr Bryan said the operation is also faster, helping throw sufficient soil to ensure the seeds spread on the surface can germinate.
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