Population Potential
Mon Dec 15, 2014 05:14 PM CST

When Todd Christians started farming in 1987 near Kanawha, Iowa, the target population for corn was 25,000 to 26,000 plants per acre -- a far cry from the 35,000 to 36,000 plants per acre common in his area today. Even so, Christians hasn't stopped pushing the envelope in his 30-inch rows, and he expects those numbers will increase in the future.

"I've planted up to 44,000 seeds on some of my acres," said Christians, who manages his corn acres with the help of SciMax Solutions, the precision ag program offered through MaxYield Cooperative. "I've ...

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