Soil temperature swings were dramatic in mid-April across Iowa. This variability in soil temperatures has been the conversation topic of many agronomists. Recent ICM articles have covered guidelines for replanting corn and corn seedling health due to poor stands (refer to the May 22, 2006, ICM article on pages 131-132, Corn seedling health and stand establishment).
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Elmore, Roger W. and Abendroth, Lori, "Mid-April soil temperature swings result in poor corn stands and replanting" (2006). Integrated Crop Management News. 1277.
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