Silk dates mark a milestone in growth and development of corn. This year in particular estimates of silk date are of interest since they provide an idea on timing of fungicide application as well as providing a look forward for conditions that might occur during this time critical for corn development. Crop simulation models are useful tools to project silk dates based on season-to-date weather conditions. Models also provide estimates of yield potential.
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Elmore, Roger W., "Estimated Corn Silk Dates and Yield Potential, Iowa 2008" (2008). Integrated Crop Management News. 811.
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