Last week was certainly an eventful week in terms of weather across the state. Unfortunately, in several of those heavy rainfall areas hail also occurred, adding a whole new dimension to our stressful crop conditions this year. Along with the flooded fields that will reduce plant stands, the damage caused to the plant by hail will also have to be considered when making replant decisions. It is essential to make good estimation of plant health and accurate stand counts in order to determine the need for replanting.
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Pedersen, Palle, "Hail Damage Across a Large Part of Iowa" (2008). Integrated Crop Management News. 803.
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