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  • Emerging corn_blog_NHL

    Seed placement affects corn emergence

    MICHIGAN: In recent days, when walking through corn fields and looking for emergence problems, I have come across a number of factors that should be considered when evaluating corn emergence. One of the most interesting and often overlooked is the direction the seed is placed in the seed furrow at planting. When corn begins to emerge, the coleoptile emerges from the embryo side of the kernel and moves toward the dent side of the furrow as…

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