Planting The Right Seed

Are you planting the right maize seed on your farm?
Rainy season is by the corner again.
Farmers are running helter skelter for land preparation.
Huge amount of money will be committed to farm activities with the hope of reaping bountifully.
The big question here is ..
*  What maize populations work best on your farm? 
* Are you planting the right numbers? 
Knowing that answer will definitely make the huge difference between a so-so yield and a great one.
Yield increases may be possible by increasing plant population at harvest.
 The recommendation of an average plants per acre..
*  30,450 _ 31,900 seeds per acre for irrigated production 
*  22,943 to 24,035 seeds per acre for rainfed production.
Planting 34,000 seeds per acre for irrigated corn and 24,000 to 30,000 for rainfed corn, depending on expected yield, with 30-inch row spacing is expected on average to give the best net returns.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s