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Editor: David A. Lightfoot, College of Agricultural Sciences, UNITED STATES

The method of single seed precise sowing is frequently adopted in the process of simplified cultivation of maize, which can greatly reduce the quantity of seeds used and save the trouble of thinning and supplementary planting, thus less labor force is consumed than that of traditional cultivation management[1]. The crop area of maize in China is more than 33 million hm 2 and the percentage of single seed sowing is less than 40% according to incomplete statistics[2–3]. As more and more migrant workers are moving to work in the cities, study on the simplified cultivation of single seed precise sowing has great significance in reality[4–6]. To find the optimum seed density for maximum yield or maximum profit, breeders carried out a series of studies[7].


Received: November 28, 2017; Accepted: February 17, 2018; Published: March 5, 2018

The traditional seeding mode is carried out by placing several seeds in one hole to ensure full stand. For example, if the missing seedling rate is required to be less than 1%, then the number of seeds in one hole is≥—2/log(1—field seedling emergence rate). According to the national norm of seeds of 2008[1] that rate of regular seeds’ germination is 85% (assuming the field seedling emergence is equal to the germination rate), the number of seeds n is calculated as n ≥—2/log(1–0.85) = 2.4 and n ≈ 3. Namely, only by placing 3 seeds in one hole, the planting requirement of field missing seedling rate of less than 1% can be met. The missing seedling rate of 1% means the field seedling emergence rate is 99%. In the case of single seed precise sowing, the national norm seems too low. Realizing full stand by single seed sowing seems too far to be true. Today, more and more farmers are adopting the method of single seed sowing, which will soon take the place of the traditional seeding mode. Yet there is not enough theoretical guidance with formidable persuasive power for single seed sowing mode.

Citation: Zhao L, Han Z, Yang J, Qi H (2018) Single seed precise sowing of maize using computer simulation. PLoS ONE 13(3): e0193750.