Source: Dow AgroSciences
Despite a farmer's best efforts, their corn stand could fall victim to heavy rain, hail, pests or poor germination. But there are many factors to consider before choosing to replant, warns Jeff Housman, Mycogen Seeds customer agronomist.
He advises growers to consider all factors before deciding to replant to determine whether the yield advantage of a replanted field will offset the added cost and the lower yield potential of the first planting.
"Analyzing the yield potential of the existing stand, replanting date, replanting cost, weed control implications, crop insurance adjustments and other factors can help determine if replanting is right in any given situation," Housman said.