Post-Emergence Corn Stand Evaluation
As corn emerges, take time to evaluate corn stands. This involves taking stand counts and visually assessing seedlings to see growth and development appears normal. Pioneer Field Agronomist Paul Yoder discusses potential causes of poor or uneven stands. An uneven stand will yield less than a relatively even stand with the same number of plants. Plants that are severely injured or defoliated will have reduced photosynthetic capability and a lower yield potential.