|DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., USA, May 26, 2022 — Syngenta Seeds announced that it is offering farmers its NK® Corn Replant Calculator* for free, which will help agronomists and farmers make data-based decisions on whether to consider replanting their corn. The 2022 growing season got off to a cold and rainy start across much of the Corn Belt, and Mother Nature is forcing many farmers to make a difficult decision: deal with varied corn emergence, which can set the stage for less-than-optimal final stands and reduced yield potential, or replant corn at an additional cost.
Recommendations from the NK® Corn Replant Calculator are generated from publicly available data, and calculations are based on a farmer’s location, original planting date, replant date, current plant density and desired plant density. While the Calculator provides replanting recommendations based on university data, there’s no definitive resource for replant decisions.
“Farmers make countless decisions throughout the growing season, but the decision on whether or not to replant a corn crop is arguably one of the most significant in terms of potential ROI,” says Todd McRoberts, NK Seeds Agronomy Manager. “It’s not always a black-and-white decision, but there are simple steps farmers can take to build confidence in their decision to invest in a replant.”
Steps to Consider a Potential Replant
Now is the time for farmers to devise a replant plan, if necessary, and to decide whether a different RM is necessary. McRoberts cautions that the increased yield potential of a fuller-season hybrid often outweighs the cost of drying grain. He recommends that farmers plant full-season hybrids adapted for a given area until the last week in May and then change to a mid-season hybrid (4-7 RM) — and never switch to 8-11 RM hybrids earlier than adapted full-season hybrids unless drying grain is not an option.
Visit NKSeeds.com/ReplantCalculator to access the NK Corn Replant Calculator. To learn more about NK corn hybrids or soybean varieties for your area, contact your NK Seeds retailer.
NK Seeds Offering Free “Corn Replant Calculator” Tool to Help Farmers Make Corn Replant Decisions