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Growing Degree Units

How does a Growing Degree Unit and emergence impact yield?

Oftentimes we evaluate emergence by the number of plants that successfully break through the soil rather than when the plants emerge. Although the number of plants which emerge is important, the timing of emergence is a notable factor in final yield potential. Yield is improved when plants emerge within 10 GDUs of each other. A […]

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Late-Season Stalk Health Deterioration 4

In The Field With Justin Rivers

Serious crop stress during the grain filling period of corn increases the risk of stalk rots and stalk lodging(breakage) prior to grain harvest.

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