Integrated Crop Management News

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Replant decisions are usually made without a valid stand count to determine plant populations because visual estimations are made that will probably underestimate the plant population. Seedlings are usually in the early vegetative stages with only a few leaves expressed. If a good ground cover does not exist, or gaps occur within the row, the conclusion may be to replant the soybean crop. Narrow row width may exaggerate the impression because there are larger spaces between plants within rows. Replanting is not recommended unless the cause of the previous poor stand has been corrected. To avoid unnecessary replanting, make sure you have a valid stand count before making a replanting decision.

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