Are you considering replanting corn due to poor stands, seedling disease or pest damage? Before you go ahead and replant, check out the corn replant calculators available from the University of Illinois. They’ve been optimized for use on mobile devices.
The Droid version requires a registration to download an app for the calculator. The iPhone/iPad version is available as an online spreadsheet that’s been optimized for mobile device viewing. The calculator can also be used on your desktop computer.
Access the calculators here:
In checking out the calculators, the spreadsheet available for PC can likely be access through any mobile device using a web browser and inputting the url (http://ow.ly/lMtGS). I tried it and it worked just fine on my iPhone.
To use the calculator, you input the following:
- Realistic optimum yield for the field
- Original planting date
- Current plant population
- Replant planting date
- Corn price
According to the University of Illinois, the calculator uses formulas that were the basis of the original Agronomy Handbook table and compares the replant yield potential with that of the existing stand. Results provide a dollar per acre amount you can use to determine if there is a economic incentive to replant and if the difference will be enough to cover replanting expenses.
Are you considering replanting? Have you tried the calculator? Comment here and let me know what you thought.