Seedling survival in waterlogged fields

June 10, 2020 - Issue 13

Wet soils cause an oxygen deficiency, which reduces root respiration and growth. Root failure reduces nutrient uptake, and plants will eventually die unless drowned areas dry out quickly. A few days in waterlogged soil can be enough to kill young canola plants.

Read this detailed explanation from Murray Hartman, retired oilseed specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.

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