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An optimum at-harvest plant population is required to help realize the yield potential of a corn product. As growers increase their acreage, increasing planting speed may be considered to cover more ground in the same planting window.
The objective of this experiment was to understand how planting speeds can affect corn seed placement and yield response.
Figure 1. Planting speed of each treatment, as monitored by the Climate FieldView™ Cab app.
Figure 2. Planter singulation of each treatment, as monitored by the Climate FieldView™ Cab app.
Figure 3. Average yield (bu/acre) for each treatment.
Figure 4. Average number of plants lost per acre for each treatment compared to a target population of 32,000 plants per acre.