By Henry Grant, Gadsden County Extension Director
Many row crop farmers concerned about plant emergence are pressured to decide whether to replant or not. In most instances, it is not necessary to replant. A recent visit to a cotton field demonstrated that a little patience can really pay off before making a financially costly decision. In this case, the choice to replant was imminent on Monday, but by Thursday patience paid off as more plants emerged from the soil filling in many of the skips. In planting cotton it has been shown that 1 plant every 14 inches is adequate to produce very good yields. This plant spacing, however, increases the need for a good weed control program.