Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Studies find no yield benefit to higher plant populations

(American Phytopathological Society) Curtis Adams and his colleagues at Texas A&M AgriLife Research reviewed plant population studies published in 2000 or later. They found that yield is optimized at about 15,000 plants per acre (1.1 seed per foot in 40-inch rows), and contrary to popular belief, there is no yield benefit to high populations.