Agronomy Tip: Managing Over-or-Under Population
Accidents happen and if you unexpectedly find you’ve planted double or half the population in your fields, Todd Schomburg, Director of Agronomy at Stine Seed Company, provides some guidance for management.
“On the soybean side, it depends upon where the planter was set and how quickly you can get back in the field, but you can always return and split the rows, have 15-inch rows and plant that same population in that area. That way you end up with the full population.”
“And on the corn side, if you have a thicker population than you expect, for example, on a 30-inch row, if it's above 40,000 plus, you may have to consider reworking the ground and starting all over.”