What Stand Counts tell us:
· Variation in Soil Moisture
· Poor Seed – to – Soil contact due to working or planting into cold or wet soils
· Variation in Soil Temperature caused by uneven crop residue distribution
· Possible insects or disease pressures
· Hybrid issues
· Replant Decisions
· Insurance Claims


Possible problems associated with Poor Stand:
· Significant yield drag (up to 20%) (Corn, Cotton, and Potatoes)
· Response to in season nutrient application
· Multi year studies have proven a 4 – 9 bushel drag per 1000 seeds/acre in Corn
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