Economic Comparison - Weed Control Observation of 15" Row Corn vs. 30" Row Corn

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1996: $1,040.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1996
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $2,290.00
Region: Northeast
State: Pennsylvania
Project Leader:
Steve Groff
Cedar Meadow Farm


  • Agronomic: corn


  • Farm Business Management: economic/marketing

    Proposal summary:

    Steve Groff, will compare the weed control and economics of planting corn rows 15 inches apart rather than the typical 30 inches apart. He will evaluate whether the canopy from the corn in 15 inch rows will suppress weeds more quickly and allow reductions in herbicide use

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.