How to count plants

Start counting a week after seeding and repeat a couple of times over the following two weeks.

Sample a few random areas in the field to get a feel for establishment. Try different topographies and refer to field notes to make a connection, if any, between seed survival and field conditions at and after seeding.

With the first count, mark a few specific spots, count and record emerged plants within those areas, and then revisit that same area a few days later to recount.

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