Nitrogen management in less than ideal stands

Nitrogen management in less than ideal stands

An agronomist says farmers should closely evaluate their nitrogen plans when dealing with less than ideal corn stands.

Drew Beckman, with Beck’s Hybrids, tells Brownfield…

“If you’re planting at 34- or 35-thousand, maybe you’re coming out with a population around 30 or 28, something like that.”  He says, “With time of the year that we’re in, we’re not looking to go in and maybe do a full replant. We have found that you’re not really saving any money on bringing your total nitrogen rate down just due to that sporadic stand.” 

He says research has shown farmers should keep with their side-dress strategy.

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