Hail storms that occurred recently across the state have caused considerable damage to corn crops that will likely result in reduced yields. Bruises on stalks and ear husks may allow pathogen entrance that could result in stalk and ear rots, and consequently stalk and grain quality issues. In particular, there may be increased risk of mycotoxin contamination on grain.
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Robertson, Alison E. and Munkvold, Gary P., "Risk of Mycotoxins Associated with Hail Damaged Corn" (2009). Integrated Crop Management News. 572.
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