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  • When the corn looks rough, do something about it

    UPPER MIDWEST: Many corn acres were planted later than usual this year, in less than ideal conditions, and with ample to excess moisture. Now, some fields of corn look a little sick. During the early growth stages (up to about V3), young corn plants rely on energy from the kernel for growth.¹ After V3, seedlings become independent, utilizing sunlight and the nodal root system for energy. Saturated soils, overcast skies, weed pressure, etc. complicate this transition…

Armyworm on corn plant