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sow

1. a female adult pig
2. the female of certain other animals, such as the mink
3. Metallurgy
a. the channels for leading molten metal to the moulds in casting pig iron
b. iron that has solidified in these channels

sow

[sau̇]
(metallurgy)
A mold of larger size than a pig.
A channel that conducts molten metal to molds in a pig bed.
(vertebrate zoology)
An adult female swine.
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During 2014-2015, statistically similar number of emerged seedlings was obtained in turbo and happy seeded wheat, while zone disk tiller sown wheat showed the less number of emerged seedlings (Table 5).
55 g) was recorded when the crop was sown on 15th October, followed by 30th October where 19.
All sorts of poppies can be sown in this way too, including our red corn poppy, Papaver rhoeas.
However, mid-season seeding of winter wheat for any locality is usually most favorable, whereas late sown wheat suffers from winter injury, which produces fewer tillers and may result in lower grain weight (Razzaq et al.
Quick-growing lettuces such as Little Gem can be sown in late February or March in mild areas, in rows 15cm (6in) apart.
By comparing soybean crop yield on the first sowing date (9/15), it was observed that cultivars CD 202 and CD 215 sown in 2003 had better yield in relation to the year 2004/2005.
As dwarf French beans require no support they can be sown direct into the soil.
Sow vegetables outside directly into the ground and thin out those sown earlier.
Genetic distance analysis between the chickpea lines sown in the two sowing dates were performed after data standardization, since the results are sensitive to the choices of units of measurements.
The most important agro--technical measures is the sowing which is to be carried out on a well prepared land area to be sown (Skalicky, 1999).
3-m-wide plot was sown with a deep-furrow, split-packer drill with 40-cm spacing between rows.
The study showed skylark numbers on UK farmland had fallen by more than 75 per cent over the past 25 years as the total area of crops sown in the spring fell by 80 per cent.