Plantation Seed


April 26, 2018


Seeding rate  is one of the first steps toward a good yield. Soybeans have from 2200 seed per lb to 4500 seed per lb.  Do not go by pounds per acre .  30” rows at 8 seed per foot will use 59 pounds per acre of a 2250 seed/lb soybean and only 41.4 pounds per acre of a 3600 seed/lb. soybean.  You want about 145,000 seed per acre for normal planting dates. Call if you plan to plant HIGH yield irrigated soybeans this year.



36” rows  9-10 seed per foot

30” rows  8- 9 seed per foot

21 to 24” rows  6- 7 seed per foot

15 to 16” rows  5- 6 seed per foot

  7 ½  to 8” rows  2- 4 seed per foot

Twin peanut type rows  5-7 seed  per foot



If you are planning to plant after June 30, please order your beans now and ask your dealer to advise your seedsman to place these late planted beans in cool storage. This will maximize your chance of getting high germing soybeans for your late planting needs. There are several group 5, 6, and 7 group beans that have yielded very well planted late. Go to plantationseedupdate. for details on Ultra Late planting.


Always follow label directions and wash all empties completely.



Good Growing   Blake, Ethan,Lee, Lane, , and Jimmy



*Some information obtained from 2017 Georgia Pest Control Handbook,                       Soybean Diagnostic Guide, and Pioneer.

*** As always follow label and dispose of empties properly.

Wheat Grower update

Plantation Seed

Wheat Grower update



FHB is the problem that has cut our yields in half and ruined the quality of our wheat for the last three years. Rainfall or irrigation will increase infection if it occurs during the 5-6 days of Flowering.  Wheat growers MUST change their fungicides to control FHB.

Please look at labeled fungicides and CHOOSE WISELY for FHB control. Below you will find what we have been doing wrong in the past years to control FHB.

Strobilurins can actually increase vomitoxin (DON) relative to an unsprayed check.  This effect of increasing DON gets worse the closer you get to flowering, so it’s best not to apply a strobilurin-containing fungicide after flag leaf. That goes for pure strobilurins and also strobilurin-triazole mixes. Some triazoles are more effective than others at reducing FHB kernel damage and vomitoxin.  The best ones are Caramba, Proline, and Prosaro. Tilt and Folicur do some good, but not enough in a bad scab year.

Bottom line: use Propiconazole or Tebuconazole to correct any early problems.  When your wheat normally flowers Feekes 10.5 (see photo) and  up to 5 days after flowering put out Caramba, Proline, or Prosaro. This approach should decrease your exposure to FHB while keeping the other diseases in check.

 Foliar insecticide treatments for aphid control: A well-timed  insecticide application of a persistent pyrethroid insecticide such as lambda cyhalothrin (Warrior, Karate, Lambda, Silencer, others) will kill aphids and reduce the incidence of BYD and increase yields. 

 Univeristy of Illinois

 A spray at Wheat Flowering will be one of the most important tools a wheat grower can use in 2018. Wheat should be  flowering from 03-14-18 to 04-10-18 (Tifton, GA). Wheat gets FHB or SCAB during this flowering time.

 FHB When to spray 




How to follow.

Good Growing

Blake, Ethan, Lane, Lee, and Jimmy


Information from: Christina Cowger, Small Grains Pathologist USDA-ARS North Carolina State University and Intensive Wheat Management in Georgia.