2-3 cm in a fine seedbed - sowing too deep reduces yield
Middle of March until early April
No N-fertilization necessary. Depending on the nutrient content of the soil and nutrient extraction 30-50 kg P₂O₅/ha, 60-130 kg K₂O/ha and about 25 kg MgO/ha are advised. Optimal pH-level between 5,0 and 6,8. Micronutrients: if necessary Epsom salt and boron.
Use herbicides during pre-emergence or mechanically hoe or harrow the field for weed control. If necessary use fungicides against athracnose and rust.
Drilling is advised; row distance identical to cereals.
Late July until early September. Optimal moisture for harvesting 14-16%. Use protective setting for threshing to avoid broken grains.