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Assessing Population Stand Counts in Corn and Soybeans

Jul 20, 2021

Video: Assessing Population Stand Counts in Corn and Soybeans


In this video, Pioneer Field Agronomist Paul Yoder discusses things farmers should consider when scouting corn and soybeans early in the growing season. To determine a plant stand for row crops, take several sample counts to represent the field or area under consideration. For ease of calculation, a sample size of 1/1,000th of an acre is recommended. Measure off the distance appropriate for your row width; count the number of live plants and multiply by 10,00 to obtain a reasonable estimate of plants/acre. Growers can also use Pioneer’s drone fleet to create a stand count report. Drones fly over the field and generate a population report in minutes.