The right seed at the right planting population

March 15, 2017
Author Jeremy Horvatich

Increase the performance and profitability potential for your fields with these Hoegemeyer planting population recommendations. Our recommendations are powered by years of local testing data.

The testing – multiple testing variables for a better understanding of product performance

Hoegemeyer continues our extensive work on corn population studies. We test our current line-up along with new experimental hybrids coming down the pipeline. At each location, we plant four rows, 20 ft plots at five populations (18k, 26K, 34K, 42K, 50K) and we replicate this process three times. We will take stand counts and harvest the middle two rows come harvest time. This provides us information to help understand how these hybrids perform at different yield environments.

Each location will then be categorized into one of four different Yield Environments:

  • Very High equals  >240 Bu/A
  • High equals 180-240 Bu/A
  • Medium equals 120-180 Bu/A
  • Low equals <120 Bu/A

The results – ideal plant population recommendations for your unique acres

As a result, we create these population charts for each hybrid in our line-up to help educate farmers about the ideal population for their yield environment. Use these recommendations and work with your local Hoegemeyer dealer to maximize the potential of your seed.‚Äč 

The team – in-house agronomy research to provide local solutions

At Hoegemeyer, we are proud of the in-house agronomy research that we provide to farmers to help educate their farming decisions. It’s just one more step in offering top-quality products coupled with expert advice that provide you that Western Corn Belt Performance you deserve on your acres.


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