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Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Tue May 26, 2015 12:01 PM CDT

Now is the time to walk those corn fields to evaluate stands and proficiency of your planter for placing seed in the ground at the right depth, spacing and right firmness. Wide-ranging weather and varying soil conditions have also given us plenty of reasons to tweak planter settings to match conditions in each field -- and sometimes within fields.

To evaluate plant stands, count the number of plants in a length of row (17 feet 5 inches in 30-inch rows and 26 feet 2 inches in 20-inch rows) and multiply by 1,000. Repeat this math exercise at least a dozen ...

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