From 1986 to 1989 at the Swift Current Research Station, a hard red spring wheat (cv. Leader) was planted in north-south rows with row spacings of: a) 25 cm (conventional seeding-CS), and b) two rows 10 cm apart with 50 cm between the centre of each paired-row (paired-row seeding-PR) . Seed and fertilizer were applied at recommended rates for stubble seeding in the Brown Soil Zone. There were no differences in grain yield, water use or days to maturity between CS and PR seeding. The data suggest that under the environmental conditions of the Brown Soil Zone in southwest Saskatchewan paired-row seeding would have no agronomic advantage over conventional seeding.