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Friday, May 16, 2003

Corn planting depth, root growth, and yield

D.R. Hick, Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota

The intense rains that have occurred since planting have caused the soil surface to settle in some areas resulting in corn seed laying in the ground closer to the surface than the original planting depth. This will not affect grain yield if the desired plant population is achieved and the permanent roots grow normally.
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