How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

High soil temperature and soil crusting in carrots

Carrots affected by high soil temperatures and soil crusting fail to emerge.


Emergence of carrots is best in light soils such as sandy loam. Maintain uniform soil moisture at seed depth until seedlings emerge. Avoid planting during high temperatures and keep soil as cool as possible when it is warm. Be sure seeds are not planted too deep. Protect soil surface from rain or sprinklers. Avoid overwatering and provide good drainage.

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