Corn planting is well underway and estimates from Iowa State University Extension field crop specialists suggest 50 to 80 percent of the crop has been planted in most areas. Although some of the corn is beginning to emerge, the cold, wet weather that has occurred over the past 10 days has slowed emergence. These weather conditions can increase the prevalence of corn seedling diseases; one of the many problems that can result in reduced stands.
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Robertson, Alison E., "Cool temperatures favor corn seedling diseases" (2005). Integrated Crop Management News. 1427.
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