Start Date

19-12-1990 12:00 AM

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When the stand of corn from the initial planting is not what a corn producer desired, whether or not to replant becomes an issue. Will the original stand or a replanted stand be the most profitable? The first step in determining the yield potential of the original stand involves taking detailed stand counts. This often is more complicated than simply counting plants, as factors such as plant health and stand uniformity often complicate things. The yield potential of the original stand must then be compared with what one expects from a replant. If a replant will yield more than the original stand, the cost of replanting and other management and risk factors associated with a replant must be considered before arriving at a final decision. Many of the items discussed here are considered in greater detail in a recent Journal of Production Agriculture paper by Benson (1990).

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Dec 19th, 12:00 AM

Making Corn Replant Decisions

When the stand of corn from the initial planting is not what a corn producer desired, whether or not to replant becomes an issue. Will the original stand or a replanted stand be the most profitable? The first step in determining the yield potential of the original stand involves taking detailed stand counts. This often is more complicated than simply counting plants, as factors such as plant health and stand uniformity often complicate things. The yield potential of the original stand must then be compared with what one expects from a replant. If a replant will yield more than the original stand, the cost of replanting and other management and risk factors associated with a replant must be considered before arriving at a final decision. Many of the items discussed here are considered in greater detail in a recent Journal of Production Agriculture paper by Benson (1990).