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Get tips for sowing of quinoa and other crops from Sven-Erik Jacobsen


Quinoa - Sowing tips
Quinoa - Sowing tips

Plant establishment most important part of the production as a small-seeded crop, quinoa must be sown with the seed of highest, certified quality, in max. 2,5 cm, in a humid, clean seedbed. This will secure an optimal, uniform emergence, and best competition with weeds.


Quinoa seeds and many of the other crops require a perfect, uniform seedbed, and shallow sowing of the small seeds. Quinoa can be sown as soon as the soil is possible to prepare, whereas other species should be sown later, such as chickpea, amaranth, and buckwheat.

The main problem for these crops is an optimal establishment in order to be able to compete with the weeds. Weeds must be held to a minimum in the first growth phase, otherwise, it will be very difficult later in the season.

Watch the video about sowing and get tips for sowing from Sven-Erik Jacobsen (founder of QQ).