Corn planting is virtually done, and across Iowa small green spikes are becoming visible as seed germinates. Now is the time to start assessing stands. Doing stand counts involves more than just counting the number of seedlings that have emerged. Seedling health should also be assessed. ISU Extension field agronomists Virgil Schmitt and Mark Carlton have reported that seedling rots are prevalent in southeast Iowa.
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Robertson, Alison E., "Assess Seedling Health When Doing Stand Counts" (2010). Integrated Crop Management News. 470.
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