We have received a number of telephone calls concerning Balance injury on corn. Most fields treated with Balance do not have problems; however, a small percentage of fields has experienced crop injury. The western and southwestern regions of Iowa have the most reports, but complaints have come from across the state. Symptoms range from minor yellowing or complete bleaching of plants to significant stand loss that requires replanting. Any impact on roots would be a secondary response due to inhibition of the photosynthetic capability of the plant.
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Hartzler, Robert G.; Owen, Micheal D.; and Pringnitz, Brent A., "Balance injury on corn" (1999). Integrated Crop Management News. 2119.
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