Stand establishment of corn and soybeans is the combined result of several things such as seed quality, planting standards, soil conditions at planting, and weather patterns 24-48 hours after planting. Evaluating stands involves determining two things: stand quantity (population) and stand quality (number of full ears at harvest compared to planting population).
As I have been out looking at fields recently, I have seen a few things that you should keep top of mind this time of year.
As I have been traveling around in recent weeks, I have seen fields that have been planted for weeks with the seed sitting in cold, wet soils. Other fields I’ve seen are being planted just because it’s that time of year.
We are but a handful of days or weeks away from the ever-important start of the 2022 growing season. It is IMPERATIVE to be extremely prepared for the start of the season; both physically (equipment, cropping plan details, seed, tillage, etc.) and mentally (business-minded, positive, and with well-informed advice from a great farming Circle of Influence).
Ranging in maturity from 79 to 116 day, these new hybrids are comprised of 22 brand-new genetic platforms that will be planted in plots for the first time in the spring of 2021. Limited launch quantities are available of these hybrids for 2021 planting.