The spring weather obviously was very challenging for corn seedlings, resulting in a record number of replanted acres in the state. The effects of the wet spring are not over yet, even though we have experienced a dry period. In many fields, plants that survived the wet conditions are suffering from lingering fungal infections of the root and crown tissue.
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Munkvold, Gary P., "Crown rot affecting corn development" (2001). Integrated Crop Management News. 1878.
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