One July 10, a storm with hurricane-force winds made a swath from Sac to Guthrie and Dallas counties. About 30 minutes before the wind struck, rain fell, softening the ground where corn brace roots were becoming established. As reported in last week's Integrated Crop Management newsletter, widespread root lodging occurred. One week later, most damaged fields had shown good recovery, with pollination progressing fairly well, but there are some considerations in fields affected by this storm.
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Pope, Richard O., "Potential yield effects from root lodging of corn" (2002). Integrated Crop Management News. 1828.
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