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When Should You Consider a Replant?

20:02PM May 09, 2017

corn-seedling-flooded( AgWeb )

“If at first you don’t succeed – try, try again.” That saying is wedged in the brains of any farmer staring down a flooded field from recent heavy rains across the Midwest in late April and early May. The all-important question: When does planting turn into replanting?

That’s what AgriTalk host Mike Adams asked University of Illinois ag economist Gary Schnitkey on the May 9 show.

“These are tough decisions,” Schnitkey admits.

The first step is getting an estimated stand count, he says. But even if there are losses scattered across a field, it would take a pretty weak stand to fail to out-yield a replanted crop that typically has lower yield potential, he says.

A phone call to your crop insurance agent may reveal some additional options, Schnitkey says.

Listen to the entire interview in the audio player below.

AgriTalk - March 9, 2017