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Seeding is clearly one of the most important tasks to a farmer or agriculturalist. There is much more to seeding than one might suspect. You don’y just throw a seed on the ground and hope it grows! There are different ways of seeding, which can make a significant difference in the outcome of the crop. The different ways depend on many factors, such as the type of crop being grown and the type of soil the crop will grow in. There is also the other component of time. When the seeding is done will also greatly affect the outcome. Early seeding usually results in maximum yields (amounts) of cereals. This is because it lends to ultimate use of the moisture available in the soil, it allows the crop to avoid the most serious diseases and the effects of mid-summer heat and drought. Early seeding can also take advantage of the longer spring days. The more you have the crops working by our longest daylight periods, the greater will be the harvest.