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Early Season Plant Stand Assessment

Jul 21, 2021

Video: Early Season Plant Stand Assessment

In this video, Pioneer Field Agronomist Ron Joiner walks viewers early season plant stand assessment. 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 should also pay attention to Stand uniformity and plant health. An uneven stand will yield less than a relatively even stand with the same number of plants. Plants that are severely injured or defoliated will have reduced photosynthetic capability and a lower yield potential.