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Tuesday, July 8, 2003

Why is corn so uneven this year?

George Rehm, Dept. of Soil, Water, and Climate, University of Minnesota

Minnesota corn growers are accustomed to looking at corn fields where all plants are the same height. The uniformity of height was missing in many Minnesota fields during the early portion of the 2003 growing season. In fact, the uneven corn growth stimulated several telephone calls.

As with many problems there is probably no single easy answer to this one. There are several factors that could cause uneven growth. For many fields, the problem could be attributed to more than one.
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